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Argyll

[ahr-gahyl] /ɑrˈgaɪl/
noun
1.
a historic county in W Scotland.
Also called Argyllshire
[ahr-gahyl-sheer, -sher] /ɑrˈgaɪl ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
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  • It was no secret: was ever such a thing secret in the shire of Argyll?

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • The Duke of Argyll or Mr. Gladstone can alone settle the point at issue.

    Lord John Russell

    Stuart J. Reid
  • The Duke of Argyll says "that no serious reply has ever been attempted" (p. 305).

    Hasisadra's Adventure Thomas Henry Huxley
  • Alan Donn had given it to him, and he after getting it on a visit to Argyll.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • They had suffered, but the battle-ship Argyll was reduced to a monitor.

  • Argyll, obviously, did not share much of his Chamberlain's excitement.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • "You—that is we—know nothing about that, my dear," said Argyll.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • Out into the dusk of the evening Argyll thrust his head and asked an explanation.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • For why should he be amused at the paucity of the visitors from Argyll's court to the residence of Doom?

    Doom Castle Neil Munro

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