[ UK /lˈe‍əd/ ]
[ US /ˈɫɛɹd/ ]
  1. a landowner
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How To Use laird In A Sentence

  • This our last answer we send unto hir with the Lord Ruthven and Laird of Pittarrow; requiring of hir Grace, in plane wordis, to signifie unto us what houpe we myeht have of hir favouris toward the outsetting of religioun. The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)
  • ` ` The shirra sent for his clerk, and as the lad is rather light o the tongue, I fand it was for drawing a warrant to apprehend you --- I thought it had been on a fugie warrant for debt; for a 'body kens the laird likes naebody to pit his hand in his pouch --- But now I may haud my tongue, for I see the M ` Intyre lad and Mr. Lesley coming up, and I guess that The Antiquary
  • ` ` Na, Laird, '' Jeanie replied, endeavouring as much as she could to express herself with composure, notwithstanding she still trembled, ` ` I canna gang in --- I have a lang day's darg afore me --- I maun be twenty mile o 'gate the night yet, if feet will carry me.' ' The Heart of Mid-Lothian
  • At the church gates is the historical _jougs_, a place of penance for the neck of detected sinners, and the historical _louping-on stane_, from which Dutch-built lairds and farmers climbed into the saddle. The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 1 (of 25)
  • With such discourse, and the intervening topics of business, the time passed until dinner, Macwheeble meanwhile promising to devise some mode of introducing Edward at the Duchran, where Rose at present resided, without risk of danger or suspicion; which seemed no very easy task, since the laird was a very zealous friend to government. Waverley
  • It's sair eneuch, laird, whan we hae to gang at the Lord's call, but whan the messenger comes frae the laich yett (low gate), we maun jist lat gang an 'forget. Warlock o' Glenwarlock
  • The enduring mythology of the Highland Clearances in which reluctant emigrants were thrown aboard cattle boats and sent on horrific transatlantic crossings by evil lairds has been shattered in a new study.
  • “I told the laird this morn that if he truly wished to see ye married, then the less chaperonage ye had, the better.” Much Ado About Marriage
  • Whilst many lairds ' houses have survived, Stevenson House is particularly noteworthy as very few buildings of this type and calibre have survived.
  • Yon's twa weavers and a mason cursing the laird, and the man wi 'the besom is the Master of Crumnathie. The Little Minister
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