from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See fouth.
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There's been a fowth o 'sheep-care pitten intil' im.
An 'there was a fowth o' awfu 'stories reengin' the country, like ghaists 'at naebody cud get a grip o' -- as to hoo he had gotten the said siller, an 'sic like -- the siller' at naebody ever saw; for upo 'that siller, as I tell ye, naebody ever cuist an e'e.
Eh, the fowth o 'fushionless beggars I hae seen come to me like yersel'!
Gin the clergy o 'thae times warna a gey hantle mair enlichtened nor a fowth o' the clergy hereabouts, he wad hae heard a heap aboot the glory o 'God, as the thing' at God himsel 'was maist anxious aboot uphaudin', jist like a prood creater o 'a king; an' that he wad mak 'men, an' feed them, an 'cleed them, an' gie them braw wives an 'toddlin' bairnies, an 'syne damn them, a' for's ain glory.
a 'the same, gien she had been rich, an' her father -- I'll no say the hangman, but him 'at he last hangt, there wad be fowth (PLENTY) o' coonty-fowk wad hae her til her denner wi 'them.
Saht in the club thinkin 'it ovah, and decided to sally fowth to seek adventuah ---- "