Gilly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gilly A boy or young man; a manservant; a young male attendant, in the Scottish Highlands.
    • Gilly a lowcut shoe without a tongue and decorative lacing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gilly a youth, a man-servant, esp. to one hunting.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gael. gille, giolla, boy, lad
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael. gille, a lad, Ir. giolla.

Usage

In literature:

A good sort of a man, and 'twas him got me, with Archie Gillis for mate, to bring her 'round to Frisco.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
What need ye expect off small men and gillies?
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
General Gilly knew better than to appear before them, and was condemned to death for contempt of court.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
He had scarcely spoken when his attention was called by Duncan to some object that the gillie had been regarding for some minutes back.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
I'll be your gillie to carry the game bag.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Take my blessing with ye, and a little bit of a gillie {170d} to cheer your hearts with when ye are weary.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
Take my blessing with ye, and a little bit of a gillie to cheer your hearts with when ye are weary.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
My temporary gillie D. was by nature taciturn but always willing.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
By W. KING GILLIES, M.A., and H. J. ANDERSON, M.A.
"The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746)" by James Pringle Thomson
I'll leave thee here to preach to the gilly-flowers.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
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In poetry:

Take the old sword, Gilly, rusting on the wall,
And lead out the horse, too, that frets in the stall:
Go out to the moor where the yeomen do rally,
And let the bowls moulder in yonder green alley!
"Gilly" by Cicely Fox Smith
Where have you been, Gilly, where have you been?
Shooting at a mark with the lads upon the green?
Or out on the moor where the yeomen do rally?
"Oh I played at the bowls all in yonder green alley."
"Gilly" by Cicely Fox Smith
-- O Druimfhionn Donn Dilis!
O Silk of the Kine!
Where goest thou for sleeping?
What pastures are thine?
-- In the woods with my gilly Always I must keep,
And 'tis that now that leaves me Forsaken to weep.
"Druimfhionn Donn Dilis" by Thomas MacDonagh
If the Spanish ships should come, Gilly, how would it be?
"How should they come, and our good ships at sea?"
If a mist wrapped the waters or a great wind blew,
And so they crept in, Gilly, what would you do?
"Gilly" by Cicely Fox Smith
"I would up and fight," says Gilly," I would up and die!"
What better were you then, what better were I?
What worse were the foemen for all your brave ending,
Who could not lift a sword for your own home's defending?
"Gilly" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Mark Gillis, a senior system designer with the Sextant Group Inc in Pittsburgh, was the lucky recipient of a free SIM 3 giveaway by Meyer sound at InfoComm 2004 in Atlanta.
Bob Denver played the goofball Gilligan on "Gilligan's Island" and Maynard G Krebs on "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
Double Trouble for Willie Gillis Norman Rockwell September 5, 1942.
Born at Luxora he was the son of the late James Walter and Thelma Gillis Watkins and had lived most of his life in the Blytheville area.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Nov 1, 2012 at 10:23 am.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on May 28, 2009 at 2:02 pm.
Jazz at Gilly's with Bob Baldwin and Toni Redd.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct 29, 2012 at 6:43 am.
Retired social worker Jim Gillis was told his $36,000 Rhode Island state pension would increase by $1,100 next year to keep up with inflation.
Timothy Gillis / For The Forecaster.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Nov 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on June 28, 2012 at 9:41 am.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Feb 29, 2012 at 11:34 am.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Aug 8, 2012 at 7:00 am.
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In science:

The Gillis-Domb-Fisher correlated random walk. J.
Limit theorems and absorption problems for one-dimensional correlated random walks
Considering also that the southern GOODS ACS area is ∼ 60% smaller than the CDF-S area, there are strong indications that our number might be a very solid lower limit to such sources and that therefore our findings are not inconsistent with the numbers predicted by Gilli et al. (2001).
Discovery of optically faint obscured quasars with Virtual Observatory tools
Our present results confirm earlier reported evidence (Hasinger 2003; Szokoly et al. 2004; Gilli et al. 2003) that most of the X-ray sources of the XRB are at redshift lower than 1.5.
Complete Multiwavelength Characterization of Faint Chandra X-ray Sources Seen in the Spitzer Wide-Area IR Extragalactic (SWIRE) Survey
In the special field of methods, discrete in space and time, there also are other methods available (see the methods sketched in and discussed in detail in [24, 25] of which, in particular, the Gillis-Weiss random walk must be cited, see ).
Discrete random walk models for space-time fractional diffusion
The spatial clustering of these low-to-moderate luminosity AGNs (Gilli et al. 2005) indicate where SMBHs reside in the context of the large-scale mass distribution.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey: Optical spectroscopy of faint X-ray sources with the VLT and Keck
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