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Definition of Nainsell
1. a Scots Highlander [n -S]
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Literary usage of Nainsell
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott (1828)
"If her nainsell be hammer-man ... her nainsell may make her nain harness," replied Henry. " And so her nainsell would, and never fash you ..."
2. The Humorous Chap-books of Scotland by John Fraser (1873)
"nainsell did wear the ... An' laws pring on de eager ; nainsell wad durk him for his deeds, But, oh! she fears te ..."
3. The Book of Scottish Poems: Ancient & Modern edited by John Ross (1878)
"nainsell did wear the ... An' laws pring on de eager ; nainsell wad durk him for his deeds, But, och! she fears te ..."