Family name of James Boswell; pronounced [aff-leck].

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • Auchinleck —    AUCHINLECK, a parish, in the district of Kyle, county of Ayr, 1½ mile (N. W.) from Old Cumnock; containing 1659 inhabitants, of whom about 600 are in the village. This place, of which the Celtic name is descriptive of its abounding with stone …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Auchinleck —   [englisch ɔːkɪn lek, schottisch ɔxɪn lɛk], Sir (seit 1940) Claude John Eyre, britischer Feldmarschall (1946), * Aldershot 21. 6. 1884, ✝ Marrakesch 23. 3. 1981; verbrachte den größten Teil seiner Dienstzeit in Indien, 1943 47 als… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Auchinleck — For the World War II Field Marshal see Sir Claude Auchinleck. infobox UK place country = Scotland official name= Auchinleck scots name= gaelic name= Achadh nan Leac population= 3,512 [cite web|publisher=Scotland s Census Results Online|title… …   Wikipedia

  • Auchinleck — Pour le Field Marshal de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, voir Sir Claude Auchinleck. Auchinleck (gaélique écossais: Achadh nan Leac) est un grand village avec une population d environ 3900 habitants, située à 8 km au sud est de Mauchline Muirkirk et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Auchinleck — Der Name Auchinleck hat mehrere Bedeutungen: Claude Auchinleck (1884 1981) eine Stadt in East Ayrshire, siehe Auchinleck (Ayrshire) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Auchinleck — Recorded in some forty spellings of which the most popular in modern times are Auchinleck and Affleck, this is one of the ancient and honourable surnames of Scotland. It has two possible origins, both locational. It may originate from the barony… …   Surnames reference

  • Auchinleck — Original name in latin Auchinleck Name in other language Auchinleck State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 55.47157 latitude 4.29337 altitude 157 Population 3282 Date 2011 03 03 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • AUCHINLECK —    a village 15 m. E. of Ayr, with the mansion of the Boswell family …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Auchinleck — /ɔˈkɪnlɛk/ (say aw kinlek) noun Sir Claude John Eyre, 1884–1981, British field marshal …   Australian English dictionary

  • Auchinleck House — is one of the finest 18th century mansions in Scotland. It is situated near the town of Auchinleck near Cumnock and Ayr in East Ayrshire. Built ca. 1760 by Alexander Boswell, 8th of Auchinleck, it later passed on to his son, the famous biographer …   Wikipedia

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