Definition of Hirlings
1. hirling [n] - See also: hirling
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Literary usage of Hirlings
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal by David Brewster, Robert Jameson, Royal Society of Edinburgh (1825)
"They are called hirlings on the Scotch side of the Solway, whitings on the English ... hirlings, whitings or ..."
2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"They are called hirlings on the Scotch side of the Solway, whitings on the English side; hidings, ..."
3. Kirkwall in the Orkneys by Buckham Hugh Hossack (1900)
"... and hirlings.' Mr Thomas answered that he prayed ... and hirlings in the ministrie, conforme to the common prayer ..."
4. The Edinburgh Annual Register by Sir Walter Scott, Walter Scott (1827)
"... who knows this fish by different names in different rivers, as hirlings, ... that in Carlisle they call them whitings ; in Annan hirlings ; and in the ..."
5. Fish and Fishing in the Lone Glens of Scotland: With a History of the by Robert Knox (1854)
"With this he took some sea trout of six pounds' weight, and many fish which he called hirlings: to me they looked exactly like the ..."
6. The Beauties of Scotland: Containing a Clear and Full Account of the by Robert Forsyth (1805)
"Salmon and hirlings are most plentiful in these rivers in the month of August. Loch Orr. In Nithsdale is loch Orr, out of which the river Orr issues. ..."