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- n. A flat spade used in peat cutting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To frighten.
- To flutter; shine fitfully; flicker.
- To pare or cut a flake or portion of, as of turf.
- n. A fluttering motion.
- n. A flake; a piece of turf. See flaught.
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But when the cicerone proceeded to point out a small hillock near the centre of the enclosure as the Prtorium, Corydon's patience could hold no longer, and, like Edie Ochiltree, he forgot all reverence, and broke in with nearly the same words --- ` ` Prtorium here, Prtorium there, I made the bourock mysell with a flaughter-spade. ''
We scaled together the steep granitic hill immediately over the town, and then cut on the stack, straight as the bird flies, across a trackless common, bare and stony, and miserably pared by the _flaughter_ spade.
Other traits may have been suggested by John Clerk of Eldin, whose grandfather was the hero of the story "Praetorian here, Praetorian there, I made it wi 'a flaughter spade."
But when the cicerone proceeded to point out a small hillock near the centre of the enclosure as the Praetorium, Corydon's patience could hold no longer, and, like Edie Ochiltree, he forgot all reverence, and broke in with nearly the same words -- "Praetorium here, Praetorium there, I made the bourock mysell with a flaughter-spade."
Mr, Korabiniky mentions in his Lexicon, as a proof of the greatnets of its herds, that a certain Bir6 is faid often to have driven ten thou - land heftd of cattle upon the neighbouring common; atid that in the year 1739, when on account of the feverity and length of the winter a fcardty of fodder prevailed, and it was requifite to flaughter more than eight thouiknd head, they were never miflc; d»
Both horfe and foot now poured down upon them, afTailed them in front and in flank, forced them from their ground, drove fomcof them back into the bog, purfued them with flaughter, and took feveral prifoners of note; while St. Ruth exclaimed in an exftacy of joy,
It is the expences, more than the flaughter, of modem hoftilities, which debilitate every commu-*.
At length juftice triumphed, the caftle was forced, and a cruel flaughter enfued.
Be well avenged; or till another Caefar Have added flaughter to the fword of traitors/
The horrid propofal was adopted; the populace flew to the Abbaye and difierent prifons, where |: he refra6tory Priefts. and other prifoners were Con - fined, and inhumanly, butchered them ': all was profcription, perfecupon and. flaughter*: Not merely, obnoxious! individuals anaong the Prieft - hood, but the whole orders to which thofe in - dividuals belonged, including numbers of juft and worthy men, found their fafety only m flight i.