Definition of Shielings
1. Noun. (plural of shieling) ¹
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Definition of Shielings
1. shieling [n] - See also: shieling
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Literary usage of Shielings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Gairloch in North-west Ross-shire: Its Records, Traditions, Inhabitants, and by John Henry Dixon (1886)
"Before the great sheep-farms were established, the Gairloch people always took their black cattle to the shielings on the hills to feed on the upland ..."
2. Scottish Reminiscences by Sir Archibald Geikie (1904)
"Summer shielings of former times. Fat Boy of Soay. A West Highlander's first visit to Glasgow. Crofters in Skye. Highland ideas of women's work. ..."
3. Scottish Reminiscences by Archibald Geikie (1904)
"Poachers. 'Cauld sowens out o' a pewter plate.' Farm life in the Highlands. A Skye eviction. Clearances in Raasay. Summer shielings of former times. ..."
4. A Poet's Sketch-book: Selections from the Prose Writings of Robert Buchanan by Robert Williams Buchanan (1883)
"... THE shielings. [HEREVER you wander over the moors, you will see piteous little glimpses of former cultivation—the furrow marks which have existed for ..."
5. Nether Lochaber: The Natural History, Legends, and Folk-lore of the West by Alexander Stewart (1883)
"... particular spot deemed sacred to them, was known and practised at some of the summer shielings in Lochaber within the memory of the people now living. ..."
6. A History of Northumberland, in Three Parts by John Hodgson, John Hodgson-Hinde, James Raine, John Collingwood Bruce (1840)
"... on the North Tyne, and 4, shielings wherever he pleased within The ... 8 shielings in the Huntland and manor of Wark, and one shieling at ..."
7. The Homeric Hymns: A New Prose Translation and Essays, Literary and Mythological by Homer, Andrew Lang (1899)
"But she came to the well-builded shielings,1 and him she found left alone in the shielings with no company, the hero Anchises, graced with beauty from the ..."
8. Origines Islandicae: A Collection of the More Important Sagas and Other by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Frederick York Powell (1905)
"He had his folk and stock up at the shielings, and kept for the most part but ... but the boy went off again when it was done, and came to the shielings. ..."