Of that ilk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Of that ilk denoting that a person's surname and the title of his estate are the same; as, Grant of that ilk, i.e., Grant of Grant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Of that ilk of that same, used in connection with a man whose name is the same as that of his ancestral estate—often used erroneously for 'of that kind.'
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ilc, ylc, from y- or i- (base of he), and líc=like.

Usage

In literature:

The "George and Dragon" at Wargrave boasts a sign, painted on the one side by Leslie, R.A., and on the other by Hodgson of that ilk.
"Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome
Wild breed of that ilk never made a mistake in judging a man's nerve.
"The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey
Thus I am to all intents and purposes Chrystal Croftangry of that Ilk.
"Chronicles of the Canongate" by Sir Walter Scott
He was not of that ilk.
"Initials Only" by Anna Katharine Green
ILK, each; OF THAT ILK, having the same title as the surname.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
Ye maun have heard of Sir Robert Redgauntlet of that Ilk, who lived in these parts before the dear years.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
They are not of that ilk, with some exceptions.
"Table-Talk" by William Hazlitt
Neither Hobbs, Alaric of that ilk, nor Fraser have ever been in India, and we can easily fool them.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Ye may have heard, may be, of the M'Nab o' that ilk, and what happened him with the king's equerry?
"Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Charles Lever
Macdonald of that ilk means, Macdonald of Macdonald.
"Write It Right" by Ambrose Bierce
Cranstoun of that ilk, ancestor to Lord Cranstoun; and Gladstain of Gladstains.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)" by Walter Scott
At Hamilton, belonging to the duke of that ilk, are wild cattle similar to those at Chillingham.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 29. August, 1873." by Various
M'Nab of that Ilk, i.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Freeman Walker, of that ilk, usually attended this court, and was the great man of the week.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Your blueberry pasties, and jam of that ilk; They are all very well in the wilds, don't you see?
"Three in Norway" by James Arthur Lees
Do you think that a fellow of Szigrati's ilk cares a fig for sport?
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
With monkeys, baboons, apes, and all of that ilk, navy ships, when homeward bound, are ofttimes crowded.
"Aileen Aroon, A Memoir" by Gordon Stables
She was called the 'Buccleuch' in honour Of the Duke of that ilk.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
Such were the Bourriennes, the Jominis, the Talleyrands, and other traitors of that ilk.
"Napoleon's Letters to Josephine" by Henry Foljambe Hall
This is Ippikin's Rock, the haunt of a robber knight of that ilk, whose deeds were famous in days of yore throughout all this countryside.
"Nooks and Corners of Shropshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
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In poetry:

Ther hang nine targets at Johnnies hat,
And ilk an worth three hundred pound:
'What wants that knave that a king suld haif,
But the sword of honour and the crown!
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
There hang nine targats at Johnnie's hat,
An ilk ane worth three hundred pound:
"What wants that knave that a king shou'd have,
But the sword of honour and the crown?
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang

In news:

In my estimation coach operators of this ilk are more akin to a virus that mutates to escape the antibiotic.
Ten years ago, the assertion that Peter Jennings, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters and their ilk were the well-groomed stepchildren of tabloid journalism godfather William Randolph Hearst would have been regarded as blasphemy on Network Row.
So, I generally avoid it–except that time when it featured Peter Singer and others of his "animal liberation" ilk assigned to judge essays on why it is ethical to eat meat.
Just like they'll gladly accept the victory in Washington and any others of this ilk that come along.
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In science:

Finally, and as a general comment, we wish to point out that the similarities between these sources, noted in Sect. 3.2(i), which include the presence of FLIERS, high Zanstra temperatures, rings, and comparable core emission morphologies, are also shared by many other sources of their ilk.
Rings and Halos in the Mid-Infrared: The Planetary Nebulae NGC 7354 and NGC 3242
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