(Scot) a nickname for Edinburgh
She is to be found in every street and alley of auld reekie, till her work is accomplished.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume I Various
Remember, lads, the fate of auld reekie is now in your hands!
The Great War in England in 1897 William Le Queux
I suppose you are now home again in auld reekie: that abode of bliss does not much attract me yet a bit.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson
Clark and Wordie lived opposite in a room called “auld reekie.”
South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
Bobbles was Lady auld reekie, a fair young craft of light timber and many sails.
The Monster Edgar Saltus
Perhaps a smoke-cloud makes a nearer sky for the town itself, this auld reekie.
The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark
I hope your impressions will continue agreeable; my associations with auld reekie are very friendly.
More Letters of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin
It was, I suppose, from this distant aspect that she got her nickname of auld reekie.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Robert Louis Stevenson
My home has principally been in Rotterdam; but my heart has ever been in auld reekie.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various
This had all been arranged at auld reekie Castle during the last winter, and the reader knows the result.
The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
. Historical Examples “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 […]
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, […]
- Aulic council
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