Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal form of folk.
“Weel, I canna jist say I ken ye by the name fowk ca 'ye; and still less div I ken ye by the name the Lord ca's ye; but nowther maitters muckle to her that kens He has a name growin for her -- or raither, a name she's growin til!”
“Kursmiss Day wor passed an 'ommost forgotten, but still th' fowk 'at live i' th 'neighborhood o' Bingly or Keighly nivver think it's ovver until th 'new year's getten a start.”
“Ha monny haars 'enjoyment have they gien to th' fowk 'ats growin' em? An 'ha oft have they kept chaps aght o' th 'alehaase?”
“Th 'fowk' at kept th 'shop at th' yard end, sed he did buy a pund when his wife wor laid deead i'th 'haase, but it wor becoss he darn't stop wi' a deead body at neet i'th 'dark.”
“Ther's a deal o 'fowk' at wodn't be as weel off as they are if it worn't for th 'tailors.”
“My dowter has tell'd me monny a time, 'at ther's a deeal o' fowk 'at's born withaat heeads.”
“Th 'fowk' at lived thear had mooast on 'em been born thear, an 'ther'd been soa monny weddin's amang 'em wol they wor all summat moor or less akin.”
“Yo'll find gooid an bad amang th 'fowk' at yo meet,”
“An bi soothin 'fowk's cares, an ther sorrows relievin,”
“Whan they hear that at that time ye gae birth till a lad bairn, the whilk was stown awa ', an' never hard tell o 'till noo --' It may weel be, 'fowk'll say:' them 'at has drunk wad drink again!”
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