laird

[ laird; Scot. leyrd ]SEE DEFINITION OF laird
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The undeceiving came at length, and then the Laird Fisher was old and poor.

He used to walk frequently on the moss where the Laird Fisher sunk his shaft.

The Laird Fisher looked from face to face of the people about him.

Only the laird moaned feebly, and reeled like a drunken man.

Old Laird Fisher was trundling a wheelbarrow on the bank of the smelting-house.

Hasta heard what happened at auld Laird Fisher's this morning?

Frightened out of his wits, the laird was only too glad to comply.

The laird's lady continued to behave to her in the most supercilious fashion.

Garry was now the young Laird, and I was but an idler, a burden on the estate.

Dousterswivel had on his part no desire to see the Laird of Monkbarns.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c. (mid-13c. as a surname), Scottish and northern England dialectal variant of lord, from Middle English laverd (see lord). Related: Lairdship.

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