One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With the (now usually with capital initials): (the name given to) the rugged, inaccessible part of the western Scottish Highlands between Loch Hourn in the north and Loch Shiel in the south.
Early 19th century. After Scottish Gaelic Garbh-chrìochan, lit. ‘the rough boundaries’.
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