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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of alloo.


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  • But it was aye an oonsaitisfactory kin 'o' a thing, for the trustees they caredna a bodle aboot keepin 'the place dacent, an' tuik sae sma 'delicht in ony pleesurin' o 'the auld lord,' at they jist allooed him me, an 'no a man mair nor less -- to the gairden, that is.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • 'Duv ye think, grannie, that a body wad be allooed to speik a word i' public, like, there -- at the lang table, like, I mean? '

    Robert Falconer

  • It's a gran 'thing to ken a lassie like yon, an' a gran'er thing yet to be allooed to lo'e her: to sit down an 'greit 'cause I'm no to merry her, wad be most oongratefu'!

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • Ye may ken better, but maybe they dinna; for haena ye jist allooed that sic conduc 'as I hae describit is no fit, whaever be guilty o' the same, whether rowdy laddies i 'the streets, or craturs ye canna see i' the hoose?

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • -- though wha has the wyte o 'that same I daurna think, weel kennin' at a'thing's aither ordeent or allooed, makin muckle the same.

    Heather and Snow

  • 'atween them, an' he wudna harm the lassie to save his life, an 'a' the lave o ''t,' at I couldna i 'my hert but pity them baith -- twa sic bairns, doobtless drawn thegither wi' nae thoucht o 'ill, ilk ane by the bonny face o' the ither, as is but nait'ral, though it canna be allooed!

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • Maybe that's what for yer no allooed to be victorious in yer endeevours. "

    Alec Forbes of Howglen


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