Definition of Toshachs
1. toshach [n] - See also: toshach
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Literary usage of Toshachs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by Spalding Club, Aberdeen (1869)
"The ' Captains of Galloway,' and the ' Thanes of Ross,' were probably known in their native tongue as toshachs—captains by right of office— ..."
2. The Book of Deer ; Ed. for the Spalding Club by John Stuart (1869)
"... by right of office— for though the oldest cadet, and the thane in his military capacity, were known as toshachs, it by no means follows that a ..."
3. "Aberdeen Journal" Notes and Queries (1908)
"... from different stocks— ie, descended from four different toshachs— seems calculated to paralyse the energies of genealogists of other "Mac" families. ..."
4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"Above these were, as Mr. Skene continues to say, the milites, the thani, and the principes, the latter being the same as the ancient toshachs,or chiefs ..."
5. Dictionary of Historical Allusions by Harbottle, Thomas Benfield, d. 1904 (1904)
"He maintained that Toryism was not necessarily the creed of an exclusive class, but was as democratic in its aims as Radicalism. toshachs. ..."
6. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1880)
"25 We thus see that when the line of the Celtic Earls of Fife, the hereditary toshachs of the tribe, failed, they were replaced by the ' Capitalis legis,' ..."
7. Genealogical Collections Concerning Families in Scotland by Walter Macfarlane (1900)
"... remained for the most part in Fife, and there also he died ; and from him, in process of time, the toshachs of Monzievaird derived their origin. ..."