GILLIE (from the Gael. gille, Irish gille or giolla, a servant or boy) , an attendant on a Gaelic chieftain; in this sense its use,save historically, is rare . The name is now applied in the
See also:Highlands of Scotland to the man-servant who attends a sports-man in
See also:shooting or fishing . A gillie-wetfoot, a
See also:term now obsolete (a
See also:translation of gillie-casfliuch, from the Gaelic cas,
See also:foot, and fliuch, wet), was the Billie whose
See also:duty it was to carry his
See also:master over streams . It became a term of contempt among the Lowlanders for the " tail " (as his. attendants were called) of a Highland chief .
THOMAS GILLESPIE (1708-1774)
JOHN GILLIES (1747-1836)
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