Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woven fabric of cotton and wool, made in Aleppo. Simmonds.

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Examples

  • ` ` Na, na, 'answered Andrew, ` ` I took care o that: it wad ill hae set me, that am an artist and half a scholar to my trade, to be fighting amang a wheen kilted loons that dinna ken the name o' a single herb or flower in braid Scots, let abee in the

    Rob Roy

  • I'll mak Cathkin's covenant wi 'you, Let abee for let abee.

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

  • Contrary to all expectation, however, the laird showed fight, and was about to commence the onslaught, when a parley was proposed, and the issue was, “Cathkin's covenant, Let abee for let abee.”

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

  • ABEE -- _to let abee_, to let alone; not to meddle with.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIV.

  • "Na, na," answered Andrew, "I took care o 'that: it wad ill hae set me, that am an artist and half a scholar to my trade, to be fighting amang a wheen kilted loons that dinna ken the name o' a single herb or flower in braid Scots, let abee in the Latin tongue."

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • "Na, na," answered Andrew, "I took care o 'that: it wad ill hae set me, that am an artist and half a scholar to my trade, to be fighting amang a wheen kilted loons that dinna ken the name o' a single herb or flower in braid Scots, let abee in the Latin tongue."

    Rob Roy — Volume 02

  • Hackstoun of Rathillet keepit the brig wi 'mustket and carabine and pike, sword and scythe for what I ken, and we horsemen were ordered down to cross at the ford, -- I hate fords at a' times, let abee when there's thousands of armed men on the other side.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • After a long night with coughs and running nose, my fever is gone … still tired, but i had to HAD TO go and try napkit. 6ag ib rase o khalas 3antart abee its food.

    Safat: The KuwaitBlogs' Aggregator

  • “No believe what an honest woman says — let abee to say twa

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Eugene Volokh • August 26, 2004 9:12 pm seems to be saving the day — or ruining it, depending on whether you’re human or abee.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » African-European miscegenation

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