“I hope in this case it ‘ll be the aulder the wiser, Miss—” said the lawyer, and hung unheeded on the note of interrogation.
Bud Neil Munro
Were you a twelve-month aulder, we would make a burgess of you, man.
Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott
Ye’re like the swine’s bairns—the aulder ye grow ye’re aye the thiefer like.
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
I am nae fellow, Sir; and the land belangs to us by an aulder tenure than can give it to ony foreign lord.
Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
The aulder he grew, when he was in the country, he went the more about the manse, and Esther was nearly about his own age.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various
But me, that’s aulder and mair judeecious, see perhaps a wee bit further forrit in the job than what ye can dae.
David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson
a Scot word for old
variant of old that more accurately preserves the Anglo-Saxon vowel. Surviving in northern English and Scottish; distinctly Scottish after late 14c.
of or relating to a royal court. Historical Examples Indeed, it passes belief how even the aulic Council could have ignored the dangers of that position. The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) John Holland Rose He became president of the aulic council in 1831, but died a few months later. Encyclopaedia Britannica, […]
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a personal council of the Holy Roman Emperor, exercising chiefly judicial powers. Historical Examples Indeed, it passes belief how even the aulic council could have ignored the dangers of that position. The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) John Holland Rose Poor McDowell suffers for the sins of others—above all, for those of […]
a city in S Kazakhstan, NE of Chimkent. noun a former name of Taraz
a port in ancient Boeotia, in E central Greece: the Greek fleet set out from here for Troy during the Trojan War. Historical Examples Then, inviting all who wished to join them, they started out for Aulis, where they formed a huge army. The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber And as the curtain […]