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a historic county in W Scotland.
Contemporary Examples

Her husband was the Marquis of Lorne when she married him, later the 9th Duke of Argyll.
Queen Victoria’s Illegitimate Grandchild Tom Sykes November 27, 2013

Historical Examples

Argyll created a diversion by suggesting the abandonment of the Irish spirit duty.
The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) John Morley

The Duke of Argyll says “that no serious reply has ever been attempted” (p. 305).
Hasisadra’s Adventure Thomas Henry Huxley

Bruce then received the homage of all the men of Argyll, and returned to Perth.
King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison

For why should he be amused at the paucity of the visitors from Argyll’s court to the residence of Doom?
Doom Castle Neil Munro

In Scotland it is more frequent in some localities from Argyll to Ross.
The Moths of the British Isles, First Series Richard South

Argyll, obviously, did not share much of his Chamberlain’s excitement.
Doom Castle Neil Munro

As Argyll’s foot retired, the horse came up on another side against the little body of Royalist troopers.
Montrose Mowbray Morris

“Monsieur the Duke of Argyll has my word that it was not so,” said the Count softly.
Doom Castle Neil Munro

Out into the dusk of the evening Argyll thrust his head and asked an explanation.
Doom Castle Neil Munro


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