Definition of Caillach

1. an old woman [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caillach

cahinca
cahincic acid
cahnite
cahoot
cahootchie
cahooted
cahooting
cahoots
cahow
cahows
cahs
caicco
caiccos
caid
caids
caillach (current term)
caillachs
caille
cailles
caimac
caimacam
caimacams
caimacs
caiman
caiman lizard
caimans
caimitillo
caimito
caimitos
cain't

Literary usage of Caillach

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1. Journal by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1867)
"... caillach, situated some distance to the east of the first group ; and third, the Castle of Clonmacnoise, built within a primaeval earthwork or rath, ..."

2. Handbook for Travellers in Scotland by John Murray (Firm) (1867)
"Close opposite the pier is Inch caillach (Island of Old Women), because a nunnery formerly existed there. It is celebrated as being the burying-place of the ..."

3. A New and Popular Pictorial Description of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales by Robert Sears (1847)
"On the south side of Inch caillach is Ciar Inch (flat island), ... Inch caillach, which formerly gave name to the parish of Buchanan, and was the burial ..."

4. Caledonia: Or, A Historical and Topographical Account of North Britain, from by George Chalmers (1890)
"(2) Inch-caillach, seven furlongs long, and nearly three and a half furlongs broad, is finely wooded, and was formerly the seat of the parochial church of ..."

5. Scotland Described: A Series of Topographical Sketches by M.A. Alexander Murray (1866)
"Near the headland of caillach, in Mull, Campbell the poet spent some of the earlier ... West of caillach lie 'the sandy Coll,' and 'the wild Tiree' islands, ..."

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