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  • Her strappin 'limb an' gawsie middle [buxom] (He reach'd nae higher)

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • Gentle Geordie Robertson put my ilka-day's claise on his ain bonny sell yestreen, and gaed a 'through the town wi' them; and gawsie and grand he lookit, like ony queen in the land. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Cumberland, whilk is ane pint, as they ca’t, of yill, whilk is a dribble in comparison of our gawsie Scots pint, and hardly a mutchkin, boiled wi’ sope and hartshorn draps, and toomed doun the creature’s throat wi’ ane whorn.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Geordie Robertson put my ilka-day's claise on his ain bonny sell yestreen, and gaed a 'through the town wi' them; and gawsie and grand he lookit, like ony queen in the land. "

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • A postscript bore, "I learned from a decent woman, a grazier's widow, that they hae a cure for the muir-ill in Cumberland, whilk is ane pint, as they ca't, of yill, whilk is a dribble in comparison of our gawsie

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • Geordie Robertson put my ilka-day's claise on his ain bonny sell yestreen, and gaed a 'through the town wi' them; and gawsie and grand he lookit, like ony queen in the land. "

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 1

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