Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Barefoot or barefooted.

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Examples

  • Hector's, the lassies wi 'their shoon in their hands, were walkin' easier barefit and savin 'shoe leather, and a young Embro' leddy, wi 'a hooped skirt wi' the braidin 'like theek rope on a stack, and high-heeled shoon, looked disdainfu' at them.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • It's as natural for a Hielander to despoil a Southron as for a goose to gang barefit.

    A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45

  • MacMuir said, "they had gaed barefit thegither amang the braes."

    Richard Carvel — Volume 04

  • As MacMuir said, "they had gaed barefit thegither amang the braes."

    Richard Carvel

  • I hae ken'd mony an honest man wadna hae ventured this length without he had made his last will and testament --- Mattie had ill-will to see me set awa 'on this ride, and grat awee, the sillie tawpie; but it's nae mair ferlie to see a woman greet than to see a goose gang barefit.' '

    Rob Roy

  • It is nae mair ferly [137] to see a woman greit than to see a goose go barefit.

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

  • "Mattie had ill will to see me set awa on this ride, and grat awee, the silly tawpie; but it's nae mair ferlie to see a woman greet than to see a goose gang barefit."

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • It's nae mair ferlie to see a woman greet than to see a goose gang barefit.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • I hae ken’d mony an honest man wadna hae ventured this length without he had made his last will and testament — Mattie had ill-will to see me set awa’ on this ride, and grat awee, the sillie tawpie; but it’s nae mair ferlie to see a woman greet than to see a goose gang barefit.”

    Rob Roy

  • "'I haena heard it sin I ran barefit aboot the hills,' he said, an 'he wad hae me sing the lines ower again:

    St. Cuthbert's

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