Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fugitive; a coward.

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Examples

  • ` ` Ay, 'said Ochiltree, ` ` that will be what they ca the fugie-warrants

    The Antiquary

  • James was seated in his snug old easychair by the fireside, as if he had been an Edinburgh Parliament House lawyer, studying his hornings, duplies, and fugie warrants, with his left leg paraded out on a stool, with a pillow smoothed down over it, and all the

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • James was seated in his snug old easy-chair by the fireside, as if he had been an Edinburgh Parliament House lawyer, studying his hornings, duplies, and fugie warrants, with his left leg paraded out on a stool, with a pillow smoothed down over it, and all the

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

  • I fand it was for drawing a warrant to apprehend you -- I thought it had been on a _fugie_ warrant for debt; for a 'body kens the laird likes naebody to pit his hand in his pouch -- But now I may haud my tongue, for I see the M'Intyre lad and Mr. Lesley coming up, and I guess that

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • I got wind of him in Dumfries, and now I have run him ower to the English side, and I want a fugie warrant against him. '

    Redgauntlet

  • Dumfries, and now I have run him ower to the English side, and I want a fugie warrant against him.’

    Redgauntlet

  • ` ` The shirra sent for his clerk, and as the lad is rather light o the tongue, I fand it was for drawing a warrant to apprehend you --- I thought it had been on a fugie warrant for debt; for a 'body kens the laird likes naebody to pit his hand in his pouch --- But now I may haud my tongue, for I see the M ` Intyre lad and Mr. Lesley coming up, and I guess that

    The Antiquary

  • We have no capias ad faciendum (abbreviated cap ad fac), nor have we the fieri facias, familiarly termed fi fa, but we have perhaps as good in the in meditatione fugæ warrant, familiarly abbreviated into fugie, as poor Peter Peebles termed it, when he burst in upon the party assembled at Justice Foxley's, exclaiming, "Is't here they sell the fugie warrants?" [

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • "Ay," said Ochiltree, "that will be what they ca 'the fugie-warrants -- I hae some skeel in them.

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • “Ay,” said Ochiltree, “that will be what they ca’ the fugie-warrants — I hae some skeel in them.

    The Antiquary

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