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  • Cheer'd onward by the love that lichts my nameless lassie's e'e.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • I lookit, oot there on the Embankment, wi 'the lichts shinin' doon on me and a ', and me dancin' aroond in a fever o 'impatience to be off!

    Between You and Me

  • Even at nichts, when they couldna sleep wi 'the soond, I've kent them rise in a body an' gang all ower the house wi 'lichts.

    A Window in Thrums

  • Ye mind the auld gasoliery i 'the dinin'-room had twa lichts?

    A Window in Thrums

  • "No but what they micht be blue in some lichts," Nanny added, out of respect to the minister.

    The Little Minister

  • Syne, Curly, ye fire yer gun, and burn the blue lichts o 'the tap o' the hoose; and gin I see or hear the signal,

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • There was bonny colours, an 'bonny lichts, an' a bonny grit star hingin 'ower 't a', but it was nane o 'a' thae things; it was something deeper nor a ', an' heicher nor a '!

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • -- O Father o 'lichts! gar him tak the hump wi' him.

    Malcolm

  • "Father o 'lichts!" rang the cry again, and louder than before.

    Malcolm

  • He spoke but one word -- when she took him by the hand to lead him to the room where her cousin used to sleep: "Father o 'lichts!" he said, and no more.

    Malcolm

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