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- noun Plural form of
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It is the story of the Scotsman who had saved sufficient baubees to take a long expected trip to London.
The knowledge of his wealth brought to McKaye a goodly measure of happiness -- not because he was of Scottish ancestry and had inherited a love for his baubees, but because he was descended from a fierce, proud Scottish clan and wealth spelled independence to him and his.
"Catriona," said I, "I believe you have yet a shilling and three baubees?"
"That's no an ill w'y o 'getherin' the baubees," said Peter, seeing how the incomers paid their money.
'We can gang to a' the markets thegither and gaither baubees (halfpence). '
The boys huzzaed, the Doctor flung them penny-pieces, and the mistress baubees.
And I will remind you this once again that I have but one shilling, and three baubees. "