There maun be something in the wind,” said the gaberlunzie to his host, “when gentle Edie Johnston is in the saddle sae early.
"Only of losing sight of horse, man, and money," again replied the gaberlunzie.
He cam' here as a gaberlunzie, and on stating that he was indoctrinated in the sceence o' buttany, his honor garred me employ him.
gaberlunzie, a licensed beggar, or any of the mendicant class, so called from the wallet he carried.
That turn exposed their position, and the trick of the gaberlunzie.
He turned round to look for the gaberlunzie, that he might commune with him on the prudence of letting the king's men free.
Licensed beggars, called "gaberlunzie men," were still common.
The difficulty was great, and, apparently, insuperable; and the whole scene enacted by the gaberlunzie appeared like a dream.
The gaberlunzie came in from the door, and he and Ruthven proceeded to finish their morning meal.
Latterly, Nicholson assumed the character of a gaberlunzie; he played at merrymakings on his bagpipes, for snuff and whisky.