/ (ˈhiːlənd) /
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adjective Scot dialect
a variant of Highland
characteristic of Highlanders, esp alluding to their supposed gullibility or foolishness in towns or cities
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby hieland
hidrosis, hidy, hidy-hole, hie, hielamon, hieland, hiemal, hier-, hieracosphinx, hierarch, hierarchical
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How to use hieland in a sentence
Come,” said I, “back to the house with us; let us be done with it, let me be done with the whole Hieland crew of you!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
When he gied the word, hieland foot was never slow and hieland bluid was never laggin'.St. Cuthbert's|Robert E. Knowles
A big sonsy stot is a manageable animal, and respectable withal, and quiet; but thae sma' hieland deevils!The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. I of 2)|Michael Scott
But ye maunna expect me to gang ower the Hieland line—I'll gae beyond the line at no rate.
It was worse than the most outrageous Gaelic ever spoken in the height of passion by a Hieland shearer.The Life of Mansie Wauch|David Macbeth Moir