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Geordie   Listen
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Geordie  n.  A name given by miners to George Stephenson's safety lamp.






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"Geordie" Quotes from Famous Books



... portion of a letter helping also to form part of another. In the hospital founded at Edinburgh by the famous goldsmith, George Heriot,—the favourite goldsmith and jeweller of James I., a monarch who fully appreciated his art,—the name of "Jingling Geordie," as his majesty playfully called him, is sculptured in such a group, which appears at first sight an enigma few could unravel; indeed, without knowing what letters to look for, and how to arrange them, it is a chance if they would be arranged correctly. Such a mode of marking would, however, ...
— Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places • Frederick William Fairholt

... exceedingly well; his lady's velvet dress displayed her contours to advantage; Miss Matilda's flowered silk was considered superb; the eldest son of the family, Mr. T. Jordan Sprowle, called affectionately and elegantly "Geordie," voted himself "stunnin'"; and even the small youth who had borne Mr. Bernard's invitation was effective in a new jacket and trousers, buttony in front, and baggy in the reverse aspect, as is wont to be the case with the home-made garments of ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 30, April, 1860 • Various

... me doon wi' the Bible?" said Matthew with a touch of irreverence. "I reckon ony cock may crouse on his own middenheed. Ye mind me of the clerk at Tickell, who could argify none at all agen the greet Geordie Fox, so he up and broke his nose wi' a bash of ...
— The Shadow of a Crime - A Cumbrian Romance • Hall Caine

... singing, Geordie MacAllister urged that I recall the catch we had heard on the beach; but finding me adamant against such an exhibition, Dame Dickenson offered a suggestion ...
— Nancy Stair - A Novel • Elinor Macartney Lane



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