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  • n. Plural form of Scotticism.

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Examples

  • A few Scotticisms will be found in these versions, at once to flavour the style, and, it must be admitted, to assist the rhymes.

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • Scotticisms with an eagerness in proportion to their social aspirations.

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • Boswell, in the third edition, corrected most of his Scotticisms.

    Life of Johnson

  • 'He appears to have earnestly solicited the aid of Lyttelton, Mallet, and others, whose experience of English composition might enable them to detect Scotticisms.'

    Life Of Johnson

  • I told him that David Hume had made a short collection of Scotticisms [212].

    Life Of Johnson

  • Slight errors, often of the nature of Scotticisms, had been corrected, and greater accuracy often given.

    Life Of Johnson

  • [212] The first edition of Hume's History of England was full of Scotticisms, many of which he corrected in subsequent editions.

    Life Of Johnson

  • Even in his later letters I have noticed Scotticisms.

    Life Of Johnson

  • It is possible that he read some of the proof-sheets, and helped to get rid of the Scotticisms.

    Life of Johnson

  • It is comical to read that the Monk gave Scott lectures in the art of versification and corrected the Scotticisms and false rhymes in his translations from Bürger; and that Scott respectfully deferred to his advice.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

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