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Killiecrankie

[kil-ee-krang-kee] /ˌkɪl iˈkræŋ ki/
noun
1.
a mountain pass in central Scotland, in the Grampians.
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  • He had fought at Killiecrankie and was a marked man by Government.

  • He was for taking Killiecrankie by his side, against the Sergeant's advice.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett
  • It was my grandfather's, and he fought well with it at Killiecrankie.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett
  • The silver-hilted sword shone no brighter on the morn of Killiecrankie.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett
  • Rollo laid his hand on the hilt of Killiecrankie with a threatening gesture.

    The Firebrand

    S. R. Crockett
  • The pass of Killiecrankie is now almost as familiar to the Southron as to the Highlander.

    Claverhouse

    Mowbray Morris
  • It is certain that only the former were engaged at Killiecrankie.

    Claverhouse

    Mowbray Morris
  • Shortly afterwards the news came that he had fallen about the same hour at Killiecrankie.

    The Ghost World

    T. F. Thiselton (Thomas Firminger Thiselton) Dyer
  • Bispham sang the "Erlkonig" and "Killiecrankie" and the "Grenadiers" and several other songs.

  • Mackay, in his march towards that place, entered the pass of Killiecrankie, the battleground selected by Dundee and his officers.

British Dictionary definitions for Killiecrankie

Killiecrankie

/ˌkɪlɪˈkræŋkɪ/
noun
1.
a pass in central Scotland, in the Grampians: scene of a battle (1689) in which the Jacobites defeated William III's forces but lost their leader, Viscount Dundee
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