The kern or cateran of the Highlands was a light-armed infantryman, as opposed to the heavy-armed "gallowglass."
I would give them as short a shrift as ever a Highland cateran got from a Glasgow judge.
We hae hangit a Highland cateran without trial afore this, and we may be tempted to tak the law into our ain hands again.
No longer was he hunted by the cateran chief—no more were his lands devastated, or his cattle carried off.
This missing youth turns out to be identical with the cateran of Drumshorlan.
"Clear the way, cateran," said the armourer, in the deep stern voice which corresponded with the breadth of his chest.
They will have no black-mail to pay, either to Master Nevis or to any other cateran who is in the habit of levying it on the road.
Then pressing my proffered hand in his, he turned away; and in a few minutes the Highland cateran was out of sight.