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  • There's no 'muckle hertnin' for a woman when she's left to trauchle day oot day in wi 'seven litlans, an' a thrawn-gabbit footer o 'a man juist comin' in at diet times, rennyin 'aboot first ae thing an' syne anither, threapin 'that his porritch is no' half boiled, simmerin 'an' winterin 'aboot haen to wait a meenit or twa for his denner or his tea.

    My Man Sandy

  • "That's no an umberell, you doited fule," says I. "That's the denner bell you've been fleein 'aboot wi' i 'your hand."

    My Man Sandy

  • By ill-fortune he cam 'on the handle o' the denner bell, an 'liftin't, it ga'e a creesh an' a clang that knokit a 'the sense oot o' Sandy's heid, and wauken'd half the fowk i 'the hoose.

    My Man Sandy

  • Altho 'my auld anes were gey binkit, an' worn doon at the heels, I juist put them on gey hurried, an 'aff I set to the kirk, leavin' Sandy to look efter the denner.

    My Man Sandy

  • There he was wi 'a hunder laddies roond him, smokin' his pipe like's he was gettin 'his denner ooten't, ane o' his airms up to the elba in his breeks 'pooch, stappin' oot to the musik like a fechtin 'cock, an' his ither airm sweengin 'back an' forrit like the pendilum o 'the toon's clock.

    My Man Sandy

  • Sandy took till his heels up the stair; an 'a gey like picture he was, wi' his lang, white sark-tails fleein 'i' the air, a lum hat on his heid, an umberell in his oxter, the bag in ae hand, an 'the denner bell i' the ither, bangin 'an' clangin 'at ilky jump.

    My Man Sandy

  • The polis'll be at the bing the morn's nicht efter this carry-on, an 'when he is busy watchin' for coal thieves, we maun see that we get in a denner or twa o 'tatties.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • It wad dazzle a hungry crocodile lookin 'for its denner.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • Nicol Dalgleise, Mr Wilyeam Colace, and Mr Jhone Davidsone, went in ordinarilie to his grace [or devotional exercises] efter denner and soupper ....

    The Scottish Reformation Its Epochs, Episodes, Leaders, and Distinctive Characteristics

  • I (1906), 221, from Kirriemuir, [father's], whence probably SC (1948), 129 (no. 219); (line 2 "Tae fetch ma deddy's denner, O.").

    I'll Tell Ma

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