Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Scotch forms of country.

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Examples

  • “Teil ane potter to ony ped in the kintra,” answered the Captain.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Then addressing Butler, he said, “Ye maun gang ower and meet the carle ministers yonder the Morn, for they will want to do your job, and synd it down with usquebaugh doubtless — they seldom make dry wark in this kintra.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • And bein warned in a dream no to gang back till Herod, they airtit their way to their ain kintra anither gate.

    01/01/2003 - 02/01/2003

  • Whereupon the venerable man reverently took off his bonnet, came close up, grasped Kossuth's hand in both his own, and said, 'God bless you, sir, an' may He prosper you in your great waurk to free yer kintra frae the rod o 'the oppressor.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • An 'tease my name in kintra clatter: [country gossip]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • "I'll juist be saying guidbye, Richard," he said; "and leave them a bit siller I hae saved, an 'syne we'll be aff to London thegither, for Scotland's no but a cauld kintra."

    Richard Carvel

  • "An 'wi' that she ran as if Auld Hornie was at her tail, screevin 'ower the kintra as though she didna gar the beam kick at twa hunderweicht guid."

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • "It's true, I am a puir, kintra haverel, but I hae a douce and feekfu 'heart, and ane that's true to you."

    Alamance; Or, the Great and Final Experiment viii, 9-151, [1] p.

  • Morn, for they will want to do your job, and synd it down with usquebaugh doubtless --- they seldom make dry wark in this kintra. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • ` ` Teil ane potter to ony ped in the kintra, 'answered the

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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