John o'Groat's House

/euh grohts"/
the northern tip of Scotland, near Duncansby Head, NE Caithness, traditionally thought of as the northernmost point of Britain: from Land's End to John o'Groat's House. Also called John o'Groat's.

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  • John o'Groat's House — John′ o Groat s′ House [[t]əˈgroʊts[/t]] n. geg a locality at the N tip of Scotland, near Duncansby Head, NE Caithness, traditionally thought of as the northernmost point of Britain. Also called John′ o Groat s′ …   From formal English to slang

  • John o'Groat's House — /euh grohts / the northern tip of Scotland, near Duncansby Head, NE Caithness, traditionally thought of as the northernmost point of Britain: from Land s End to John o Groat s House. Also called John o Groat s …   Useful english dictionary

  • John o' Groat's House — geographical name see John o Groat s …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • JOHN O' GROAT'S HOUSE —    on the Caithness coast, 1¾ m. W. of Duncansby Head, marks the northern limit of the Scottish mainland; the house was said to be erected, eight sided, with a door at each side and an octagonal table within, to compromise the question of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John o' Groat's — or John o Groat s House geographical name locality N Scotland; popularly considered the northernmost point of mainland of Scotland & Great Britain see Dunnet Head …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • John o’ Groat’s —  House and ferry site in Scotland traditionally (but incorrectly) given as the northernmost point on the British mainland …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • O'GROAT'S HOUSE, JOHN —    See JOHN O GROAT S HOUSE …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John o' Groats House — (spr. dschonn o grōts haus, eigentlich Johnny Groat s House), ehemaliges Fährhaus am äußersten Ende von Schottland, 2,4 km westlich von Duncansby Head, im 15. Jahrh. gebaut, jetzt verschwunden, aber noch immer sprichwörtlich genannt als… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • John o'Groats — 7 [ˌdʒɒn əˈɡrəʊts] [ˌdʒɑːn əˈɡroʊts] noun a village in Scotland that is further north than any other place on the island of Great Britain compare ↑Land s End   Word Origin: [John o Groats …   Useful english dictionary

  • john — /jon/, n. Slang. 1. a toilet or bathroom. 2. (sometimes cap.) a fellow; guy. 3. (sometimes cap.) a prostitute s customer. [generic use of the proper name] * * * I known as John Lackland born Dec. 24, 1167, Oxford, Eng. died Oct. 18/19, 1216,… …   Universalium

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