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British Dictionary definitions for lintie


  1. a Scot word for linnet (def. 1)
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Historical Examples

  • Here the hill-blackbird builds—and here you know why Scotland is called the lintie's land.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)

    John Wilson

  • Afterwards she confided to Lintie that it had struck her as bearing a faint—very faint—resemblance to the mouth of a friend.

    Under the Waves

    R M Ballantyne