Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See aiblins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Scot. Perhaps.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

able +‎ -ing

Examples

  • Kippletringan was distant at first ‘a gey bit’; then the ‘gey bit’ was more accurately described as ‘ablins three mile’; then the

    Guy Mannering

  • Kippletringan was distant at first 'a gey bit '; then the' gey bit 'was more accurately described as' ablins three mile '; then the

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • Kippletringan was distant at first ‘a gey bit; ’ then the ‘gey bit’ was more accurately described, as ‘ablins three mile; ’ then the ‘three mile’ diminished into ‘like a mile and a bittock; ’ then extended themselves into ‘four mile or there-awa; ’ and, lastly, a female voice, having hushed a wailing infant which the spokeswoman carried in her arms, assured Guy Mannering, ‘It was a weary lang gate yet to Kippletringan, and unco heavy road for foot passengers.

    Chapter I

  • Kippletringan was distant at first 'a gey bit '; then the' gey bit 'was more accurately described as' ablins three mile '; then the' three mile 'diminished into' like a mile and a bittock '; then extended themselves into' four mile or thereawa '; and, lastly, a female voice, having hushed a wailing infant which the spokeswoman carried in her arms, assured Guy Mannering,' It was a weary lang gate yet to Kippletringan, and unco heavy road for foot passengers. '

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 01

  • Kippletringan was distant at first 'a gey bit '; then the' gey bit 'was more accurately described as' ablins three mile '; then the' three mile 'diminished into' like a mile and a bittock '; then extended themselves into' four mile or thereawa '; and, lastly, a female voice, having hushed a wailing infant which the spokeswoman carried in her arms, assured Guy Mannering,' It was a weary lang gate yet to Kippletringan, and unco heavy road for foot passengers. '

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

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