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  • Which pantomime meant to say on the part of William Lyon that _he_ knew how to manage women, while on his wife's side it inferred that she would not demean herself to use means so simple and abject as plain flattery even with a "camsteary" daughter.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • "He was aye a camsteary child when there was any wark on hand."

    Clever Woman of the Family

  • He's a camsteary chield, and fasheous about marches, and we've had some bits o 'splores thegither; but deil o'meif I wad wrang Jock o' Dawston neither. '

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • He's a camsteary chield, and fasheous about marches, and we've had some bits o 'splores thegither; but deil o' me if I wad wrang Jock o 'Dawston neither.'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • He’s a camsteary chield, and fasheous about marches, and we’ve had some bits o’ splores thegither; but deil o’meif I wad wrang Jock o’ Dawston neither.’

    Guy Mannering

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