from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the skirt or petticoat kilted or tucked up.


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  • Mevrouw Brounckers, in high-kilted wincey, a man's hat of coarse straw perched on her weather-beaten, sandy-grey head, came stumping down the waggon-ladder, calling for her potatoes.

    The Dop Doctor

  • She had wished to arrive at the club in fine feather, but had counted on walking home in the dusk, with her best skirts high-kilted, and saving an honest penny.

    The Butterfly House

  • Then she carefully let down her high-kilted print dress till only her white feet "like little mice" stole in and out.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • In his workroom were piled, under a thick layer of dust or with faces turned to the wall, the canvases of his student years, -- when, as the fashion of the day was, he limned scenes of gallantry, depicting with a sleek, timorous brush emptied quivers and birds put to flight, risky pastimes and reveries of bliss, high-kilted goose-girls and shepherdesses with rose-wreathed bosoms.

    Dieux ont soif. English

  • Peter Buchan's MS. of "high-kilted" songs Secret Songs of Silence (1832), 1 (at Harvard).

    Souter Gaed the Soo a Kiss

  • School, who had got down to Leith Sands, gone beyond the PRAWN-DUB, wet his hose and shoon, and, finally, had been carried home, in compassion, by some high-kilted fishwife, cursing all the while the trouble which the brat occasioned her.


  • Yet with all this he abated not of the natural mirth or the racy humour of the lyric muse of Scotland: he did not like her the less because she walked like some of the maidens of her strains, high-kilted at times, and spoke with the freedom of innocence.

    The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. With a New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical by Allan Cunningham


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