- 1904 Arthur Quiller-Couch, "Frenchman's Creek: A Reported Tale," Shakespeare's Christmas; And Other Stories
- “Pitch a lady’s luggage into the road, would you?” struck in Jim the Guard, making himself heard above the pillaloo.
- 2003 Robert Fitzroy Foster, W.B. Yeats: The arch-poet, 1915-1939, Oxford University Press, p354
- However in the same breath he talks of writing a poem on the herons at Algericas “in a few years time”... What a pillaloo!
- 1839 Matthew Henry Barker, Hamilton King; or, The smuggler and the dwarf, by the Old Sailor, p196
- “Och, but its kilt and smashed intirely they are,” returned Larry, as he stumbled over the shattered remains of a corpse; “och hone – och hone – pillaloo, pillaloo!”
- 1857 Henry Murray, Lands of the Slave and the Free
- The dialogue was brought to a sudden stop by the frantic yell of the juvenile pledge of their affections, whose years had not yet reached two figures; a compact little iron-bound box had fallen on his toe, and the poor little urchin’s pilliloo, pilliloo, was pitiful.
- 1888 Arthur Quiller-Couch, The Astonishing History of Troy Town, p107
- An’ the wust was, that what wi’ the rumpus an’ her singin’ out “Pillaloo!” an’ how the devil was amongst mun, havin’ great wrath, the Lawyer’s sarmon about a “wecked an’ ’dulterous generation seekin’ arter a sign” was clean sp’iled.