Galloway


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Gal·lo·way

 (găl′ə-wā′)
A region of southwest Scotland. The Mull of Galloway, a promontory on a peninsula on its southwest coast, is the southernmost point in Scotland.

Galloway

(ˈɡæləˌweɪ)
n
1. (Placename) an area of SW Scotland, on the Solway Firth: consists of the former counties of Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, now part of Dumfries and Galloway; in the west is a large peninsula, the Rhinns of Galloway, with the Mull of Galloway, a promontory, at the south end of it (the southernmost point of Scotland)
2. (Breeds) a breed of hardy beef cattle, usually black, originally bred in Galloway

Gal•lo•way

(ˈgæl əˌweɪ)

n.
1. a historic region in SW Scotland.
2. one of a Scottish breed of beef cattle with a curly black coat.
3. one of a Scottish breed of small strong horses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Galloway - a district in southwestern Scotland
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
2.Galloway - breed of hardy black chiefly beef cattle native to Scotland
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
References in classic literature ?
I saw her at morn,' he replied: 'she would have me to cut her a hazel switch, and then she leapt her Galloway over the hedge yonder, where it is lowest, and galloped out of sight.
The bruit flew fra Carrick to Galloway, and so suddenly assembled herd and hyre-man that pertained to the band of the Kennedies; and so within a few hours was the house of Denure environed again.
But my good Galloway Scots might be better, and I mean to make it so.
you have not seen a drove of Nithsdale raiders on their Galloway nags, or you would not speak of loving them.
When he bowed to the Ambassador's family, Lord and Lady Galloway bent stiffly, and Lady Margaret looked away.
Not long, however, did that salon merely stare at the celebrated American; his lateness had already become a domestic problem, and he was sent with all speed into the dining-room with Lady Galloway on his arm.
Nevertheless, old Lord Galloway was restless and almost rude.
He vanished through the French windows into the house, leaving Lord Galloway in an indescribable temper, at once virulent and vague.
Lord Galloway was crying: "A corpse in the grass--a blood-stained corpse.
They crossed the lawn less easily, as a slight mist had begun to rise from the river; but under the guidance of the shaken Galloway they found the body sunken in deep grass--the body of a very tall and broad-shouldered man.
There was an almost creepy stillness, and then the unnerved Galloway called out sharply:
Lord Galloway, you are certainly the best person to tell the ladies what has happened, and prevent a panic.