from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Highland foray; a plundering excursion; a raid.


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  • "There has been a 'creach,' that is, a raid of cattle-stealers from out of the Highland hills," she told him, hardly able to keep back her tears -- not, she explained, because of the lost cattle, but because she feared that the anger of her father might end in the slaying of some of the Caterans, and in a blood-feud which would last as long as they or any of their family lived.

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North


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