Dule-tree

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dule-tree (Scot.) a tree that marks a place of mourning
    • n Dule-tree the gallows
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Dole.

Usage

In literature:

Dule-tree, the tree of lamentation, the hanging-tree.
"Weir of Hermiston an unfinished romance" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

"Sae I slippit oot on a munelicht nicht,
Took a gude stoot pick an' shule,
Stood aneath the Piper's Tree an' heard
The Laggeray Burn sing dule.
"The Piper's Tree" by Alexander Anderson