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[keyth-nes, keyth-nes]
  1. a historic county in NE Scotland.
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Examples from the Web for caithness

Historical Examples of caithness

  • Also, why are the painted pebbles only known in a few brochs of Caithness?

    The Clyde Mystery

    Andrew Lang

  • Sauce for the Clyde goose is not sauce for the Caithness gander.

  • Towards the north, it was not observed beyond Wick and Wathen (in Caithness).

  • He invaded and laid waste Glenmoriston, Urquhart, and Caithness.

  • George fourth Earl of Caithness, who died 9th September 1582.

British Dictionary definitions for caithness


  1. (until 1975) a county of NE Scotland, now part of Highland
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