Definition of Speldrin
1. a haddock [n -S] - See also: haddock
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Literary usage of Speldrin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Thomas Carlyle by Moncure Daniel Conway (1881)
"... the reward likewise; the successful lawyer amasses hundreds of thousands, and actually converts himself into a ' spiritual speldrin'—no blessed bargain. ..."
2. The Life of Mansie Wauch: Tailor in Dalkeith by David Macbeth Moir (1868)
"... and long carroty hair, tearing a speldrin with his teeth, which looked long and sharp enough, and throwing the skin and lugs into the fire. ..."
3. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1881)
"... successful lawyer amasses hundreds of thousands, and even converts himself into what we might call a ' spiritual speldrin,' no very blessed bargain ! ..."
4. Romantic Edinburgh by John Geddie (1900)
"... a friendly disputation over a bottle of port; Hugo Arnot, " riving at his speldrin'," and looking, as the Parliament House wit said, " like his meat. ..."