Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Coarse; harsh; strong; firm; bold.

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Examples

  • Then niest outspak a raucle carlin, [next, rough beldam]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • Sweet "raucle carlin," she has none of the sentimentality of the English highwayman's lady; but being wooed by a tinker and

    George Cruikshank

  • Sweet “raucle carlin,” she has none of the sentimentality of the English highwayman’s lady; but being wooed by a tinker and

    George Cruikshank

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