from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Guidance; government; management; treatment.


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  • As it was, his guideship on the extreme left had but a fathom of water under her keel.

    The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

  • To say naething o 'the ill guideship, which micht hae' garred a minister sweer, it wud be


  • "Ye ken what fowk says till her guideship o 'her son?"


  • "Has the ill-guideship ta'en the tongue frae 'im, think ye?" asked the mother.

    Sir Gibbie

  • He did in these extremities, as I conceive, most humbly recommend the direction of his judicial proceedings to the upright judge of judges, God Almighty; did submit himself to the conduct and guideship of the blessed Spirit in the hazard and perplexity of the definitive sentence, and, by this aleatory lot, did as it were implore and explore the divine decree of his goodwill and pleasure, instead of that which we call the final judgment of a court.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • i 'the brain o' 'im efter a' -- an 'he's been sair frichtit wi' some guideship or ither; the upshot o 't a 'bein', 'at he's unco timoursome, and ready to bursten himsel' rinnin 'whan there's nane pursuin'.


  • "It's a sair thing, sirs, that amo 'Christians, wha ca' themsel's a chosen priesthood and a peculiar people, a jined member o 'the same church should meet wi' sic ill-guideship as I hae met wi 'at the han's

    Alec Forbes of Howglen


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