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  • -- Ye see, mem, sin I cam frae Daurside, I hae been able to get a grip o 'buiks' at I cudna get up there; an 'I hed been readin' Spenser's Fairy Queen the nicht afore, a 'yon aboot the lady' at pat on the airmour o 'a man, an' foucht like a guid ane for the richt an 'the trowth -- an' that hed putten 't i 'my heid maybe; only whan I saw her, I kent her, an' her name wasna Britomart.

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  • The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation company came up with the Tanka Bar as a modern-day spinoff of a traditional Lakota food called "wasna" that sustained Great Plains Indians during long trips centuries ago.

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  • Anyone whose illness is advanced enough to require dialysis receives wasna, a traditional mix of finely shredded dried buffalo meat and berries that won't send blood sugar soaring, explained Skye.

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  • "Weel, it wasna sae bad as a 'that," said Old Alec judiciously.

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  • There were a few laughs from the folk gathered in the Hall; I wasna so tall then as I am now, and I weighed less than half as much.

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  • Our Lord had to put up wi 'being scourged too; and I could reflect that at least I wasna going to be hauled out and crucified afterward.

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  • "I asked ye for honesty last night, but it wasna really necessary; it isna in you to lie."

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  • I'd been dreaming about her-Tib, I mean, not her mother-and I wasna surprised to feel a hand on my cock.

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  • I told him I knew he was afraid o 'me, because he wasna fit to touch a woman, but only to sport wi' beasts and young lads" "

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  • "I went back, then, to be there for Jamie when he came up again, though there wasna much I could do for him at that point, poor lad."

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