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Lothians

[loh-th ee-uh nz] /ˈloʊ ði ənz/
plural noun
1.
The, three former counties in SW Scotland: East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian.

Lothian

[loh-th ee-uh n] /ˈloʊ ði ən/
noun
1.
a region in E Scotland. 700 sq. mi. (1813 sq. km).
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  • But on his way through the Lothians he heard how weak that enemy was.

    Montrose Mowbray Morris
  • It has been stated to me that some of the colliers in the Lothians are of Gipsy extraction.

    A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson
  • Edward himself subsequently wrote that he had 'found neither man nor beast' in the Lothians.

    King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison
  • Thus by the most opposite means was a Saxon population invested in the possession of the Lothians.

  • Wallace burnt the Lothians behind him, and retired northward for some time without fighting.

    A History of England Charles Oman
  • When he marched to subdue his kingdom of Scotland, his fleets kept pace with his army as it advanced through the Lothians.

  • Francis or Fraunceys appears from Bain to have been a common name in the Lothians.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • The Scots were only 400 in number, but they were well armed and mounted, and consisted of the flower of the Lothians.

  • The lesson in the Scots of the Lothians began, accompanied by sounds of muffled laughter.

    The Disentanglers Andrew Lang
  • I think the jungle day has it, though the bag was so small, by virtue of its beauty, as against the trim fields of the Lothians.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
British Dictionary definitions for Lothians

Lothians

/ˈləʊðɪənz/
plural noun
1.
the Lothians, three historic counties of SE central Scotland (now council areas): East Lothian, West Lothian, and Midlothian (including Edinburgh)
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