See also: Arles



arles (uncountable)

  1. (Scotland, obsolete) Alternative form of earles (deposit)
    • 1824, Sir Walter Scott, Redgauntlet:
      My gudesire gaed down to the Manse, and the minister, when he had heard the story, said it was his real opinion that though my gudesire had gaen very far in tampering with dangerous matters, yet, as he had refused the devil’s arles (for such was the offer of meat and drink) and had refused to do homage by piping at his bidding, he hoped, that if he held a circumspect walk hereafter, Satan could take little advantage by what was come and gane.

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