Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of kyloe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The cattle of the Hebrides, or of the Highlands.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Robin Oig, indeed, spoke the English language rather imperfectly upon any other topics but stots and kyloes, and Harry Wakefield could never bring his broad Yorkshire tongue to utter a single word of Gaelic.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Rob Roy replied, with great coolness, “Were the question about driving Highland stots or kyloes, Sandie, I would yield to your superior skill; but as it respects the leading of men, I must be allowed to be the better judge.” — “Did the matter respect driving Glen – Eigas stots,” answered the Macpherson, “the question with Rob would not be, which was to be last, but which was to be foremost.”

    Rob Roy

  • Robin Oig, indeed, spoke the English language rather imperfectly upon any other topics but stots and kyloes, and Harry

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 280, October 27, 1827

  • They are as ignorant as the kyloes ye used to drive to market, or the very English churls that ye sauld them to, and can do naething whatever to purpose. ''

    Rob Roy

  • There's mony ane this day wad rather they had never chased puir Robin frae the Cross o 'Glasgow --- there's mony ane wad rather see him again at the tale o' three hundred kyloes, than at the head o 'thirty waur cattle.' '

    Rob Roy

  • Rob Roy replied, with great coolness, ` ` Were the question about driving Highland stots or kyloes, Sandie, I would yield to your superior skill; but as it respects the leading of men, I must be allowed to be the better judge. ''

    Rob Roy

  • They drove through a herd of kyloes recently sent down from Highland hills to try their luck on Galloway heather.

    Patsy

  • Rob Roy replied, with great coolness, "Were the question about driving Highland stots or kyloes, Sandie, I would yield to your superior skill; but as it respects the leading of men, I must be allowed to be the better judge."

    Rob Roy — Volume 01

  • * that agriculture of this kind was unknown to the Scotch Sixty Years since. and dinmonts, and stots, and runts, and kyloes, and a proposed turnpike-act; while Balmawhapple, in notes exalted above both, extolled his horse, his hawks, and a greyhound called Whistler.

    The Waverley

  • They are as ignorant as the kyloes ye used to drive to market, or the very English churls that ye sauld them to, and can do naething whatever to purpose.”

    Rob Roy

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