Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A seal or sea-calf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Zoöl.), Scotch A seal.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • ` ` I maun be ganging my ways back to Fairport, '' said the wanderer; ` ` I want to see what they're saying there about the invasion; --- but I'll mind what your honour says, no to speak to you about a sealgh, or to the Captain about the hundred pounds that you gied to Douster '' ------

    The Antiquary

  • I saw him to-day engage in an animated contest with a phoca, or seal (sealgh, our people more properly call them, retaining the Gothic guttural gh), with as much vehemence as if he had fought against Dumourier

    The Antiquary

  • I saw him to-day engage in an animated contest with a _phoca, _ or seal (_sealgh, _ our people more properly call them, retaining the Gothic guttural _gh_), with as much vehemence as if he had fought against Dumourier -- Marry, my lord, the _phoca_ had the better, as the said Dumourier had of some other folks.

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • I saw him to-day engage in an animated contest with a _phoca, _ or seal (_sealgh, _ our people more properly call them, retaining the Gothic guttural _gh_), with as much vehemence as if he had fought against Dumourier -- Marry, my lord, the _phoca_ had the better, as the said Dumourier had of some other folks.

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • "I maun be ganging my ways back to Fairport," said the wanderer; "I want to see what they're saying there about the invasion; -- but I'll mind what your honour says, no to speak to you about a sealgh, or to the Captain about the hundred pounds that you gied to Douster" --

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • You may as well try to whistle a sealgh out of the Solway, as to get hold of one of them till all the fray is over. '

    Redgauntlet

  • "I maun be ganging my ways back to Fairport," said the wanderer; "I want to see what they're saying there about the invasion; -- but I'll mind what your honour says, no to speak to you about a sealgh, or to the Captain about the hundred pounds that you gied to Douster" --

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • I saw him today engage in an animated contest with a phoca, or seal (sealgh, our people more properly call them, retaining the Gothic guttural gh), with as much vehemence as if he had fought against Dumourier — Marry, my lord, the phoca had the better, as the said Dumourier had of some other folks.

    The Antiquary

  • You may as well try to whistle a sealgh out of the Solway, as to get hold of one of them till all the fray is over.’

    Redgauntlet

  • “I maun be ganging my ways back to Fairport,” said the wanderer; “I want to see what they’re saying there about the invasion; — but I’ll mind what your honour says, no to speak to you about a sealgh, or to the Captain about the hundred pounds that you gied to Douster” — “Confound thee! —

    The Antiquary

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