Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variant of groser.

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Examples

  • Steenie, Baby Charles, and our council — till he heard of the tocher, and then, by my kingly crown, he lap like a cock at a grossart!

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The earl is the vera soul of honour, and cares nae mair for warld's gear than a noble hound for the quest of a foulmart; but as for his son, he was like to brazen us all out -- ourselves, Steenie, Baby Charles, and our Council, till he heard of the tocher, and then by my kingly crown he lap like a cock at a grossart!

    Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series)

  • Baby Charles, and our council -- till he heard of the tocher, and then, by my kingly crown, he lap like a cock at a grossart!

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Peter lap at the proposition like a cock at a grossart; for, he said, the only chance was to get a new hand, that did not ken the charge he was taking upon him; for there was not a lad of two sessions’ standing that was not dead-sick of Peter

    Redgauntlet

  • Peter lap at the proposition like a cock at a grossart; for, he said, the only chance was to get a new hand, that did not ken the charge he was taking upon him; for there was not a lad of two sessions 'standing that was not dead-sick of Peter Peebles and his cause; and he advised me to break the matter gently to you at the first; but I told him you were, a good bairn, Alan, and had no will and pleasure in these matters but mine.'

    Redgauntlet

  • The earl is the vera soul of honour, and cares nae mair for warld's gear than a noble hound for the quest of a foulmart; but as for his son, he was like to brazen us all out ” ourselves, Steenie, Baby Charles, and our Council, till he heard of the tocher, and then by my kingly crown he lap like a cock at a grossart!

    Sir Walter Scott

  • But as to what the laird, whose grandfather was my father's landlord, said to the new doings yonder -- he just jumped at the ready penny, like a cock at a grossart. '"

    The Proverbs of Scotland

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