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1. often Southron A person who lives in the south, especially an Englishman as called by a Scotsman.
2. A native or inhabitant of the American South. Used by the Confederates in the Civil War.
adj. Scots

[Middle English, variant of southerne, southern; see southern.]


1. chiefly Scot a Southerner, esp an Englishman
2. (Languages) Scot the English language as spoken in England
3. (Historical Terms) dialect chiefly Southern US an inhabitant of the South, esp at the time of the Civil War
(Placename) chiefly Scot of or relating to the South or to England
[C15: Scottish variant of Southern]


(ˈsʌð rən)

1. Southern U.S. southerner (def. 2).
2. (usu. cap.) Scot. a native or inhabitant of England.
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gt; 1820 Sae I said it wad prove since I first saw the false Southron snout of thee.
Conservative southron that she was, Jane Austen appears to have hated Brum ('One has no great hopes of Birmingham.
For example, The WALL is the one that protects the Southron states from the cold north and the people who man THE WALL form THE NIGHTWATCH.
Hamilton even published "A Plea for the Doric," in which she pleads forgiveness from Scotland for composing poetry in English: "thy dear Doric aside I hae flung, / To busk oot my sang wi' the prood Southron tongue.
Instead of making the enemy aware of his presence and facing them in traditional combat, Faramir sets an ambush for the Southron men, taking advantage of the element of surprise and attacking from cover in order to efficiently and systematically eliminate the enemy.
For instance, consider Sam's sympathy for the "swarthy" Southron, cut down while fleeing, his "brown hand" still clutching a broken sword: "He wondered what the man s name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil at heart, or what lies or threats had led him on his long march from his home; and if he would not really have rather stayed there in peace" (IV.
We even witness individuality among the enemy's troops, in Sam's brief meditation on the dead Southron in Ithilien (TT 269), and in the portrayal of some of the orcs of Isengard and Minas Morgul.
Among his achievements had been the creation of the short-lived, but influential literary magazine, The Southron, with big-name contributors during the first half of 1839 including Simms and A.
The two volumes of "Suppliers to the Confederacy" offer a terrific sampling of English weaponry and gear acquired by Southrons.