collieshangie

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A noisy quarrel or dispute; a confused uproar.

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  • noun Alternative form of collie-shangie.

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Examples

  • "We've been combin" the town for ye, Uncle Jamie, and Fergus sure ye'd been caught up in the collieshangie yonder and maimed or killed.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • "There will be the collieshangie when they see our marks in the snaw, but they'll founder their horses on the brae and ill-use time tae nae purpose, if just we get ower the common."

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • "There's nae doot they're gey and chief got sin! he cam 'back, and she foun' oot wha created the collieshangie."

    Doom Castle

  • The carline skirled till ye could hear her at the Hangin 'Shaw, and she focht like ten; there was mony a guidwife bure the mark of her neist day an' mony a lang day after; and just in the hettest o 'the collieshangie, wha suld come up (for his sins) but the new minister.

    Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Ghost Stories

  • But there is just the one thing that I wish you would bear in view, if it was only long enough to discuss it quietly; for there is going to be a collieshangie when we two get home.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • The carline skirled till ye could hear her at the Hangin 'Shaw, and she focht like ten; there was mony a guid wife bure the mark of her neist day an' mony a lang day after; and just in the hettest o 'the collieshangie, wha suld come up (for his sins) but the new minister.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • But there is just the one thing that I wish you would bear in view, if it was only long enough to discuss it quietly; for there is going to be a collieshangie when we two get home.

    Catriona

  • I had never heard of a collieshangie in my days, but with the racket all about us in the city, I could have no doubt as to the man's meaning.

    St. Ives, Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

  • Pulling around me a sort of great-coat I had made of my blanket, to cover my sulphur-coloured livery, -- 'A friend! 'said I.' What like's all this collieshangie? 'said he.

    St. Ives, Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England

  • Shaw, and she focht like ten; there was mony a guidwife bure the mark of her neist day an 'mony a lang day after; and just in the hettest o' the collieshangie, wha suld come up (for his sins) but the new minister.

    Merry Men

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  • Scots - a loud commotion; disorder; an argument.

    December 26, 2007

  • "He frowned. 'There was an awful collieshangie, but I couldna hear much. Auntie ... I mean Laoghaire—she doesna seem to know how to fight properly, like my mam and Uncle Jamie. She just weeps and wails a lot. Mam says she snivels,' he added."

    —Diana Gabaldon, Voyager (NY: Dell, 1994), 539

    January 14, 2010