from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots Yesterday evening.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The night before; yesterday evening; yesternight; last night.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Yester-evening; yesternight; last night.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Last evening; last night; yesternight.
In troth is he, Monkbarns; he was awa this morning by four o'clock, when the sea was working like barm wi' yestreen's wind, and our bit coble dancing in't like a cork.
"In troth is he, Monkbarns; he was awa this morning by four o'clock, when the sea was working like barm wi 'yestreen's wind, and our bit coble dancing in't like a cork."
"Praise be blest!" said Caleb to himself, "ae leaf of the muckle gate has been swung to wi 'yestreen's wind, and I think I can manage to shut the ither."
“Ou, just yestreen, after tey-time — afore ye cam hame yoursell galloping sae fast,” said old Joseph.
PS: For those reading and commenting on my "They breed like rabbits!" post of yestreen, my apologies.
‘But I got a postcard yestreen sayin’ that the new Road Surveyor would be round the day.
While, though, yestreen flicking playing cards into a straw boater across the room in my penthouse-Altamont digs, feeling the gentle and substantial clarity and warm-wellness of a few carefully-chosen gin cocktails suffusing through my spirit, I was suddenly stirred by an insistent dimly audible voice from everywhere.
I shall find the half-peckit banes o 'a joop o' mine that stray'd yestreen.
Gorbals; "Ye was gey an 'fou when ye cam in here yestreen."
A sup sour ale's all I've had since I took the fell yestreen. '
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