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[buhk-uh n; Scot. buhkh-uh n]
  1. JohnBaron Tweedsmuir, 1875–1940, Scottish novelist and historian: governor general of Canada 1935–40.
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Examples from the Web for buchan

Historical Examples of buchan

  • The Earl of Buchan was the very pink of parsimonious patrons.

    The Letters of Robert Burns

    Robert Burns

  • I had heard a different story from Buchan, from the Grahams, the Halls.

    Two Penniless Princesses

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Then I was taken out with a guard and brought before Buchan.

  • He writes to me almost with his foot in the stirrup, about to give Douglas and Buchan a lesson.

    The Caged Lion

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • We can get the Keystone to lie off Buchan; and we can signal her when we get sign of our lot.

British Dictionary definitions for buchan


  1. John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir. 1875–1940, Scottish statesman, historian, and writer of adventure stories, esp The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) and Greenmantle (1916); governor general of Canada (1935–40)
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