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  • I heard the bell gang for men three tows a 'rinnin', an 'I see a lot o' men comin 'up the brae.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • Mysie Meldrum noticed me, an 'she cam' rinnin 'to speer what was ado.

    My Man Sandy

  • Then he staned the cats that cam 'rinnin' to beg for milk an 'cheese -- cats that never war clodded afore.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • I saw her mysel 'rinnin' aboot the toon, frae ane till anither, wi 'her lang hair doon the lang back o' her, an 'fleein' i 'the win', like a body dementit.

    Malcolm

  • (commotion), rinnin 'here an' rinnin 'there, and the maist feck o' them dinna ken whar they're gaein.

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

  • a 'the same -- rinnin' here an 'rinnin' there, cairryin 'boxes till an' frae the smacks, an 'doin' a'thing whether they bade me or no.

    Robert Falconer

  • Similarly, the elder son, Alec's uncontrollable murderous rages are explained away by his being a man; and the fact that his sister, Jenny, is a kept woman — well, that is forgiven because sex is woman's only way out, and the wages of her sin will get her parents a new flat with "hot rinnin water an a park forbye!"

    'Men Should Weep' marvels

  • "I thought I sid him as I came here, walkin 'beside me among the trees; but I consait it was only the trees themsels that lukt like rinnin' one behind another, as I walked on."

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • "There's a rinnin brook thar -- you were at this side, and they at that; did they try to mak ye cross over?"

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • "Ye'll be rinnin 'aboot at a graun rate," said Gavin, trying a new vein;

    St. Cuthbert's

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