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  • n. Plural form of hilding.

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Examples

  • Now is he for the numbers that Petrarch flowed in: Laura to his lady was but a kitchen-wench; marry, she had a better love to be-rime her; Dido a dowdy; Cleopatra a gipsy; Helen and Hero hildings and harlots; Thisbe, a grey eye or so, but not to the purpose.

    Act II. Scene IV. Romeo and Juliet

  • Those hildings have stolen my mantle (which, I perceive, by the way, is but a rustic garment, now laid aside for the super - tunic), and my hat and dague, nor have they left even a half groat to supply their place.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 01

  • He is a gentleman all over, -- brave against equal and stranger, forbearing to the small and defenceless, true in poverty and need where he loveth, stern and ruthless where he hateth, and despising thieves, hildings, and the vulgar as much as e'er a gold spur in King Edward's court!

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 01

  • Those hildings have stolen my mantle (which, I perceive, by the way, is but a rustic garment, now laid aside for the super-tunic), and my hat and dague, nor have they left even a half groat to supply their place.

    The Last of the Barons — Complete

  • Helen and Hero hildings and harlots; Thisbe a grey eye or so, but not to the purpose.

    Romeo and Juliet

  • a bed in it, as, ifack, I know not, but you'll forgive me if there be -- away, away, you naughty hildings; get you together, get you together.

    The works of John Dryden, $c now first collected in eighteen volumes. $p Volume 06

  • "I have bidden her forty times o'er to have these maids well ordered, and mine house as like to an holy convent as might be compassed; and here is she none knows whither -- taking her pleasure, I reckon -- and these caitiff hildings making the very walls for to ring with their wicked foolish laughter!

    A Forgotten Hero Not for Him

  • "Worthy mine host!" said Marmaduke, thus appealed to, "Algates, it were not speaking truth to tell thee that I think a gentleman of birth and quality should walk the thoroughfares with a bundle of books under his arm; yet as for the raptril vulgar, the hildings and cullions who hiss one day what they applaud the next, I hold it the duty of every

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 01

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