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a moor near Inverness in N Scotland: site of a battle in 1746 in which government troops under the Duke of Cumberland defeated the Jacobites under Prince Charles Edward Stuart
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  • This letter was dated from Ruthven, two days after the battle of culloden.

  • Many of the clan fell in the massacre after the battle of culloden Muir.

  • Here he heard the tidings of the decisive battle of culloden.

    Waverley Sir Walter Scott
  • They did their best to help off the ‘culloden,’ but could not get her off, so stood on into the battle.

    The Grateful Indian W.H.G. Kingston
  • Since culloden the word had been to him as a red rag to a bull.

    A Daughter of Raasay William MacLeod Raine
  • They did their best to help off the ‘culloden,’ but could not get her off so stood on into the battle.

    The Story of Nelson W.H.G. Kingston
  • "Ye did no help the King greatly at culloden, Duncan," said my father, dryly.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • I have heard Nixon blamed for the manner in which our poor father was taken after culloden.'

    Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott
  • The second act opens with the defeat of the Scotch at culloden.

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