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Kinless Loons

The judges whom Cromwell sent into Scotland were so termed, because they condemned and acquitted those brought before them wholly irrespective of party, and solely on the merits of the charge with which they were accused.

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