gillie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gillie a shoe without a tongue and with decorative lacing up the instep
    • n gillie a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gillie A boy or young man; a manservant; a young male attendant, in the Scottish Highlands.
    • Gillie a lowcut shoe without a tongue and decorative lacing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gillie In the Highlands of Scotland, a man-servant; a lad or young man employed as an attendant; an outdoor male servant, more especially one who is connected with or attends a person while hunting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gillie gil′i 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:

James Gillis 500 109.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Gilly hasn't a cat that color!
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Dr. Gilly was greatly interested by the reading of this letter.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
But he was called away, and he left me with the gillie.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
In 1844 the synod presented him with a cup of honour, also Dr. Gilly and the Count Waldburg Truchsesse.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
Well, then, I will make the subscription absolute, and will leave Miss Gillies in entire control of it.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
In a few moments Mr. Gillis made his appearance.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Priceless to find you in, Gillie!
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
Edwin J. Gillies, son of James W. Gillies, started a separate coffee business at 245 Washington Street, in 1882.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Even when we were in Scotland the gillie took you for some titled aristocrat, you were so lavish with your money.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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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:

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct 11, 2012 at 10:10 am.
Video by Chad Gillis 43 FMNPgreenbusiness 02:11.
?rn Thoroddsen (left) and Richard Gillis.
William Gilly has seen a Kraken.
A spoof Pepsi promo may prove costly for the drinks giant, Nick Gillies reports.
NICK GILLIES, Campaign, Friday, 30 August 1996, 12:00am.
A spoof Pepsi promo may prove costly for the drinks giant, Nick Gillies.
Missing for decades, Norman Rockwell's WWII masterpiece Willie Gillis: Package From Home has turned up at Chicago fine art auction house Susanin's and will be sold December 1.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm.
View full size File photo by Nicholas Lisi / The Post-Standard Fireworks will once again explode over Gillie Lake in Camillus on June 30.
Fireworks will light up the sky following a concert Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park at Gillie Lake in the town of Camillus.
Ford or Zuckerman could've beaten Gilly.
Members of the Danville FFA Horse Evaluation Team are advisor Sandy Fields Karrah Rylee Gillies, Kourtney Lindsey, Garrett Smith and Jesse Turner.
Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Aug 21, 2012 at 9:42 am.
Norman Rockwell's World War Two painting "Willie Gillis Food Package from Home" fetched $2.8 million from a private buyer at an auction in Chicago on Saturday, the auction house said.
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In science:

However, the same group, expanding the samples to 101 SWPs and and 93 comparison stars, found lower values for [Al/Fe] and higher values of [Mg/Fe] among the SWPs relative to the comparison stars (Gilli et al. 2006).
The Chemical Compositions of Stars with Planets: A Review
Gilli et al. (2006) found differences between SWPs and their control sample for V and Co.
The Chemical Compositions of Stars with Planets: A Review
Yet, in a few cases the systemic decline of the luminosity, monitored through various epochs, unambiguously identifies the Compton thick–like appearance of the final spectrum as due to the fossil nature of the source (Gilli et al. 2000).
X-ray absorption in Active Galactic Nuclei
The model X-ray spectra by Gilli, Comastri & Hasinger (2007) used for the fit are shown in Fig. 4 (left panel).
Witnessing Galaxy-SMBH Co-Evolution at Redshift ~ 2
The assumed AGN unabsorbed spectrum is labelled “unabs” (From Gilli, Comastri & Hasinger 2007).
Witnessing Galaxy-SMBH Co-Evolution at Redshift ~ 2
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