from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Middle English spellings of marquis and marquisess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A marquis.
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George Inn, Melrose, told the author that he saw a stone taken from the river bearing this inscription: — “I, Sir John Pringle of Palmer stede, Give an hundred markis of gowd sae reid, To help to bigg my brigg ower Tweed.”
My father was not a juke exactly, nor aven a markis, and see, nevertheliss, to what a pitch I am come.
There is a sort of "hero-worship," as Mr Carlyle would term it, attaching to the most absurd, ridiculous, and even vicious doings of people who _might be_ fashionable; a counter-jumper, barber's clerk, medical student, or tailor's apprentice, adores the memory of that great man whom we are happy to be able to style the _late_ "markis."
"Drown'd me if I ever 'eard sich' orrid talk in all my days, an 'I've groomed for a earl -- ah, an' a markis afore now!"
The spook of a cook carn't reach the spook of a baron there hany more than a scullery-maid can reach a markis 'ere.
"Mean ye the yoong laird, or the yoong markis, mem?"
"An 'gien the markis daur to cross me in 't," said Malcolm at last, as he ended, "lat him leuk till himsel ', for it's no at a buffet or twa I wad stick, gien the puir laird was intill' t."
"I pat them on to please my daddy an 'the markis," said Malcolm, with a half shamed faced laugh.
"Gien ye gang on like that, the markis 'll hae ye drummed oot o' the toon or twa days be ower," said Malcolm.
"An 'a yerl's neist door till a markis -- isna he?"
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