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 Gills (g hard).Gillies’ Hill. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gillie (g hard).
 
A servant or attendant; the man who leads a pony about when a child is riding. A gillie-wet-foot is a barefooted Highland lad.   1
        “These gillie-wet-foots, as they were called, were destined to beat the bushes.”—Sir Walter Scott: Waverley, chap. xiii.
 


 Gills (g hard).Gillies’ Hill. 

 
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