from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Each; every.
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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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It means that the Highland wives are cursing and banning the red-coats, and wishing ill-luck to them, and ilka ane that ever spoke the
Sundays, and fended weel for ye in the ilka days besides.
On ilka hand he's pressed by want, on ilka side by danger.
"Our circumstances are vastly different, Ner - ilka."
And brings to gladden ilka heart her rural pleasures a ',
The linties they are lilting love, on ilka bush an 'tree,
Sae saying, I gared him climb a rape by whilk he gat abune the riggin o 'the bield, then steeking to the door thro' whilk he gaed, I jimp had trailed doun the rape, when in rinned twa red coat chiels, who couping ilka ane i 'their gait begun to touzle out the ben, and the de'il gaed o'er Jock Wabster.
'A mutchkin o 'usquebaugh for ilka man,' shouted a burly flesher, 'tis mair heartenin'.
What they write canna fail o 'being poetry, even the most middlin' o't, for it's aye wi 'them the ebullition o' their ain feeling and their ain fancy, and whenever that's the case, a bonny word or twa will drap itself intil ilka stanzy, and a sweet stanzy or twa intil ilka pome, and sae they touch, and sae they win a body's heart. '
Sin 'ilka wauf o' win 'that blaws dings dauds o't on the lea,