“On floo Pottie yalpin '"Pileece," "Murder," "Help," wi' Sandy at his tails, an 'the ither half-dizzen followin' up, pechin 'like cadgers' pownies.”
“There's twal 'or fifteen dizzen o' gude eggs bruist to bits.”
“No, I havena gi'en you a sang," he replied with a coarse laugh, "but I hae paid for a 'the drinks, an' I suppose that'll please the maist o 'you better than a dizzen sangs frae me.”
“I had maist forgottent, said the hardy Borderer; but I think this morning, now that I am fresh and sober, if you and I were at the Withershins Latch, wi ilka ane a gude oak souple in his hand, we wadna turn back, no for half a dizzen o yon scaff-raff.”
“Tu or dree dizzen, an 'half a ton o' coral an 'some wild-crabs.”
“There's no room for anither dizzen in yer auld kailyaird onyway -- an 'that I'm tellin' ye.”
“He means that there's six o 'yin an' half a dizzen o 'the ither," I explained, to smooth her down.”
“An ugly, pock-faaced chief wi 'hauf a dizzen loons asked me ta way to Dunroe.”
“There was a half-dizzen o' fowk stan'in 'aboot, and I bude (behoved) to speik whan I was spoken till.”
“There was jist a de'il's dizzen o 'them an whaurever ye began to count them, the thirteent had aye a reid baird.”
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