from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Plunder, or booty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See spuilzie.


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  • ‘Deforcement — spulzie-stouthrief — masterful rescue!’ exclaimed Peter Peebles, scandalized at the resistance offered to the law in the person of Nicholas Faggot.


  • Sitting cosy in taverns with friends long after, listening to men singing in the cheery way of taverns the ditty that the Leckan bard made upon this little spulzie, I could weep and laugh in turns at minding of yon winter's day.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • If somebody, early some morning while it was still dark, awoke to ask the question: "Are you come to harry and spulzie my ha '?" it would most likely be Red Murdo who gave an insolent answer.

    The Black Colonel

  • And when they have done ye wrang, even when ye hae gotten decreet of spulzie, oppression, and violent profits against them, what better are ye?

    The Waverley

  • There, one ceases to be a prey and a laughing-stock; there, one sees no more bloodshed and spulzie; there, one need not be forced to treachery or violence.

    The Caged Lion

  • Nay, Malcolm, it was ill in you, that talked of so loathing spulzie! '

    The Caged Lion

  • It is that thou take the most solemn oath on the spot that no spulzie or private brawl shall henceforth stain that hand of thine while thy father holds the power in Scotland.

    The Caged Lion

  • A stout lubberly Yorkshire lad, fed on beef and pudding, a true Talbot, a mere English bull-dog who will have lost all the little breeding he had, while committing spulzie and piracy at sea on his Catholic Majesty's ships.

    Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland

  • -- Captain Waverley, I must request your favourable construction of her grief, which may, or ought to proceed, solely from seeing her father's estate exposed to spulzie and depredation from common thieves and sorners, while we are not allowed to keep half a score of muskets, whether for defence or rescue. '

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • 'I take this honest man to witness that if ye stir the neck of my collar, I will have my action for stouthreif, spulzie, oppression, assault and battery.



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