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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

  • Madge, Ye*Jl gar me stand! ye sheveling gabbit brock;

    The gentle shepherd : a Scots pastoral comedy


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  • Scots. A fragment, a bit of any thing. Cf. gobbet.

    May 18, 2011