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  • Here they come up the road, troops and troops of them, all so bright in the ferlie green; an 'sure, "with a little catch of merriment," sure, they've no toes on their feet at all!

    Hillsboro People

  • 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

  • Did ever mortal man hear tell o 'sic a ticklin' ferlie

    Robert Louis Stevenson: a record, an estimate, and a memorial

  • "Suld ha 'sent it in the 1st of April, an' no the 10th; a 'fool's day wud ha' suited wi 'it ferlie!"

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • Ne'er break out o 'kind to gar your friends ferlie at you.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • "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

  • o 'makin friens again, hee'l streek an' pat him, an 'peek the ferlie oot o' his hurdles; an 'then when we're a' ready for gannin awa, to be sure what a dirdum an 'stramash do they twa keek up; an' then aff they flee like the deevil in a gale o 'wind, an' are oot o 'sicht before ye can say owr the border an' far awa.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 536, March 3, 1832

  • 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 — Volume 02

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