Caird

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Caird A traveling tinker; also a tramp or sturdy beggar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caird A traveling tinker; a tramp; a vagrant; a gipsy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Caird kārd a tramping tinker, a gipsy, a vagrant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ir. ceard, a tinker
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael. and Ir. ceard.

Usage

In literature:

I'll make sae bauld, miss, au to chairge ye wi' that bit caird.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
The cairds will tell it.
"The Lock And Key Library" by Various
Mr. Caird has seen several persons on the subject, especially Mr. Carruthers, Botanist to the Society.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Caird, on Torbitt's potato experiments.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
And see Mary and all the lave have their hands as black as a caird's.
"Two Penniless Princesses" by Charlotte M. Yonge
On one occasion the Caird of Barullion robbed the Laird of Bargally at a place between Carsphairn and Dalmellington.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Dr Caird received the honorary degree of D.C.L.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
I aye eat and sup off that when ye an' yir fowk's fummlin' wi' yir cairds at the kirk.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
JOHN CAIRD, D.D., Professor of Divinity in the University of Glasgow, and one of Her Majesty's Chaplains for Scotland.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
Caird, Sir James, experiments by, with Peruvian guano, 301.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
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In poetry:

Donald Caird's come again!
Donald Caird's come again!
Dinna let the Shirra ken,
Donald Caird's come again!
"Donald Caird's Come Again" by Sir Walter Scott
Donald Caird's come again!
Donald Caird's come again!
Dinna let the Justice ken,
Donald Caird's come again!
"Donald Caird's Come Again" by Sir Walter Scott
Donald Caird's come again!
Donald Caird's come again!
Gar the bagpipes hum amain,
Donald Caird's come again!
"Donald Caird's Come Again" by Sir Walter Scott
Donald Caird's come again!
Donald Caird's come again!
Tell the news in brugh and glen,
Donald Caird's come again!
"Donald Caird's Come Again" by Sir Walter Scott
Chorus
Donald Caird's come again!
Donald Caird's come again!
Tell the news in brugh and glen,
Donald Caird's come again!
"Donald Caird's Come Again" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

Amy Rose Ogden and Ian Patrick Caird were married on July 28, 2012, at St Paul Church in Waterford.
Tony winner Caird to helm HGO's 'La Bohème'.
The James Caird Sets Sail November 8, 1999 By Kelly Tyler.
The James Caird Embarks October 21, 1999 By Kelly Tyler.
Her real name is Eliza Caird, but the London native earned her My Fair Lady nickname at an early age.
Co-directors Laurence Connor and James Powell honor the basic outlines and emotional values of Trevor Nunn and John Caird's original staging.
Tim Jarvis's Plan to Cross the Antarctic in an Exact Replica of the James Caird.
The original lifeboat, the James Caird, built in 1914, had an open top, exposing its inhabitants to the elements.
Sophomore Chris Caird led four Tigers to score in double figures, racking up 22 points.
Caird's double-double drives MCC men's basketball team to win.
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