Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Among.

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Examples

  • They thought ‘naething of what the like of Greenside, or Burnville, or Viewforth, might do, that were strangers in the country; but Ellangowan! that had been a name amang them since the mirk Monanday, and lang before—him to be grinding the puir at that rate!

    Chapter VI

  • Ellangowan! that had been a name amang them since the Mirk Monanday, and lang before — him to be grinding the puir at that rate!

    Guy Mannering

  • Greenside, or Burnville, or Viewforth might do, that were strangers in the country; but Ellangowan! that had been a name amang them since the

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • Ellangowan! that had been a name amang them since the Mirk

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • “What the devil is to be done, Donald?” said he; “the great barn would hold fifty more, if they would lie heads and thraws; but there would be drawn dirks amang them which should lie upper-most, and so we should have bloody puddings before morning!”

    A Legend of Montrose

  • As for the whistle, it was gaen anes and ay; but mony a time was it heard at the top of the house on the bartizan, and amang the auld chimneys and turrets where the howlets have their nests.

    Redgauntlet

  • Meiklewham; “and albeit ye were nae great gun at the bar, ye might aye have gotten a Sheriffdom, or a Commissaryship, amang the lave, to keep the banes green; and sae ye might have saved your estate from deteriorating, if ye didna mend it muckle.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • I have kent decent lads amang them too — What for no? —

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “Ay, ay, Gaffer Tramp, take awa yealdon, take awa low — hang the witch, and there will be less scathe amang us; mine owsen hae been reckan this towmont.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • “Ye may say that,” said Ratcliffe, with a sardonic smile; “and” (touching his nose) “a deevil amang the lasses.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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