Maclean


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Maclean

(məˈkleɪn)
n
1. (Biography) Donald. 1913–83, British civil servant, who spied for the Russians: fled to the former Soviet Union (with Guy Burgess) in 1951
2. (Biography) Sorley (ˈsɔːlɪ). 1911–96, Scottish Gaelic poet. His works include Dàin do Eimhir agus Dàin Eile (1943) and Spring Tide and Neap Tide (1977)
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I was for getting angry, and appealed to the rich man (Hector Maclean was his name), who had been a witness to our bargain and to my payment of the five shillings.
Maclean's house, all went well; only my guide looked constantly over his shoulder, and when I asked him the cause, only grinned at me.
At Torosay, on the Sound of Mull and looking over to the mainland of Morven, there was an inn with an innkeeper, who was a Maclean, it appeared, of a very high family; for to keep an inn is thought even more genteel in the Highlands than it is with us, perhaps as partaking of hospitality, or perhaps because the trade is idle and drunken.
It was Maclean of Duart gave it to him because he was blind.
'Maclean gave me four hundred pounds to put in the bank, sir,' began John; 'and I'm sorry to say that I've been robbed of it!'
The Wee County also had goalkeeper Dylan Maclean to thank for making several saves to deny the Cattachs in a pulsating 90 minutes at Station Park.
Since his release from Vladivostok, Captain Alexander MacLean dreamed of the day he could avenge the illegal confiscation of his sealing schooner by Russian authorities.
William MacLean is alleged to have made threats towards the woman at the address in Stanhope Place before repeatedly punching her on the head and biting her on the body.
Steven MacLean could face retrospective action from the Scottish FA after footage emerged of him appearing to grab Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi between the legs.
ADA Dave MacLean has joined Ada-based LegalShield as vice president of sales for the Business Solutions division.