Gillies sentence example
His camp-followers on the Gillies' Hill appeared over its crest at the critical moment which comes in all battles.
This expedition visited many of the points seen by Leigh Smith, and discovered land, which it has been suggested may be the Gillies Land reported by the Dutch captain Gillies in 1707.
A mile to the west is the Gillies' Hill, now finely wooded, over which the Scots' camp - followers appeared to complete the discomfiture of the English, to which event it owes its name.
Bruce threw his infantry reserve into the battle, the arrows of the English archers wounded the men-at-arms of their own side, and the remnants of the leading line were tired and disheartened when the final impetus to their rout was given by the historic charge of the "gillies," some thousands of Scottish campfollowers who suddenly emerged from the woods, blowing horns, waving such weapons as they possessed, and holding aloft improvised banners.
On the death of William Robertson (1721-1793), Gillies was appointed historiographer-royal for Scotland.Advertisement
They appeared in a collected form in 1771-1772 in seven volumes, the last containing Memoirs of his Life, by Dr John Gillies.
That figure does not include deerstalkers and gillies who should perhaps be seen as part of the industry.
She hangs round the close-head these last days, always with some wretched-like gillies, and yet seems quite a lady.
But Mark Gillies does, and this introduces him to the fear and suspense of a tramp steamer journey off the African coast.