Gorbals noun

  1. the Gorbals a district of Glasgow, formerly known for its slums

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Examples from the Web for gorbals Historical Examples of gorbals

  • I am told that he dares not venture to show his face in the Gorbals.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 68, No 422, December 1850


  • Below him by the edge of the stream he sees the encampment of the Gorbals Die-Hards.


    John Buchan

  • Is’t true ye are gaun to be married to Fordyce o’ Gorbals Mill?’

    The Guinea Stamp

    Annie S. Swan

  • Rents probably were high in that part of the city so I crossed the Clyde and wandered into the Gorbals district.

    An American Hobo in Europe

    Ben Goodkind

  • I came on him this morning outside a tavern in the Gorbals, bargaining loudly about a saddle horse for Hazel Den.

    The Shoes of Fortune

    Neil Munro

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