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  • "I dinna ken whaur I come frae," burst from the laird, the word whaur drawn out and emphasized almost to a howl; and as he spoke he moved on again, but gently now, towards the rocks of the Scaurnose.

    Malcolm

  • a most unpleasin 'discovery, in winter especially, to find a drop o' water hangin 'from yer ceiling; a something, in short, whaur it has no business to be, and is not accordingly looked for, or prepared against.'

    Robert Falconer

  • "An 'whaur's yer dummie?" she asked, as they re-entered the kitchen.

    Sir Gibbie

  • "She cudna weel help hersel '," he rejoined; "an 'whaur's the maitter, sae lang as she has naething to say til' im?"

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • An 'whaur's it tae come frae? "asked Jean in despair.

    Captivity

  • An 'whaur's that? "he inquired, manifesting a grudging interest.

    The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail

  • An 'whaur's a' the buiks an 'the gear? "continued John Bairdieson.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • And, gatherin a 'the heigh-priests and writers o' the nation, he wad ken o 'them "whaur the Messiah soud be born?"

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  • Eftir hearing the King, they gaed awa '; and lo! the starn whilk they saw i' the East gaed on afore them, till it stood whaur the wee bairn was.

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  • Sae exemplary wad be x / x / whaur x is less stressed and / is mair stressed.

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