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  • I was swapin 'the aist walk, but I know she was inside the window an' I know she heard.

    Her father`s daughter

  • It's all wan, for if I steer to the aist, they may be in the west; and if I steer to the west, they may be in the aist; and I can't steer to the west, for I'd be steering right in the wind's eye.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • Musha! musha! which way will I steer -- north, south, aist, or west?

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • ’T is n’t that fashion dark falls, out there in the aist.

    A Curlew's Call

  • I was swapin 'the aist walk, but I know she was inside the window an' I know she heard.

    Her Father's Daughter

  • "What's the raison you're runnin 'a nor-aist coorse now, an' we never hear'd iv it afore at all, till afther you quitted the big ship?"

    Stories of Comedy

  • "Why, you see, sir, the sun, God bless it, rises in the aist, and sets in the west, which stands to raison; and whin you stand bechuxt the aist and the west, the north is forninst you."

    Stories of Comedy

  • Nothing particular occurred for the two succeeding days, during which time Barny most religiously pursued his _nor-aist coorse_, but the third day produced a new and important event.

    Stories of Comedy

  • "The nor-aist coorse, your honor, that's the coorse agin the world."

    Stories of Comedy

  • The third day Barny's fears for the continuity of his _nor-aist coorse_ were excited, as a large brig hove in sight, and the nearer she approached, the more directly she appeared to be coming athwart Barny's course.

    Stories of Comedy

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