Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of liefsome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal form of liefsome.

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Examples

  • Dougal was glad to see Steenie, and brought him into the great oak parlour, and there sat the laird his leesome lane, excepting that he had beside him a great, ill-favoured jackanape, that was

    Redgauntlet

  • And gear will buy me sheep and kye! but the tender heart o leesome [gladsome] loove

    Country Lassie

  • Dougal was glad to see Steenie, and brought him into the great oak parlor; and there sat the laird his leesome lane, excepting thar he had beside him a great, ill-favored jackanape that was a special pet of his.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • Steenie, and brought him into the great oak parlour; and there sat the laird his leesome lane, excepting that he had beside him a great, ill-favoured jackanape that was a special pet of his.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

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