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 Il’iad of Ills (An).Ill-got, Ill-spent. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ilk.
 
The surname of the person spoken of is the same as the name of his estate. It is quite a mistake to use the phrase “All that ilk” to signify all of that name or sort. Bethune of that ilk means “Bethune of Bethune.” (Gaelic, ilk, clan; Anglo-Saxon, ilc, the same.)   1
 


 Il’iad of Ills (An).Ill-got, Ill-spent. 

 
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