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.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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