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  • "Ye're aye cute, dame," I cried, thrawing the bit gy abune, and in a gliffing, doun jumpit the chiel, and a braw chiel he was sure enough, siccan my auld e'en sall ne'er see again, wi 'his brent brow and buirdly bowk wrappit in a tartan plaid, wi' a Highland kilt.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 289, December 22, 1827

  • Tib Mumps will be out wi’ the stirrup-dram in a gliffing; she’ll ask ye whether ye gang over Willie’s brae or through Conscowthart-moss; —tell her ony ane ye like, but be sure’ (speaking low and emphatically) ‘to tak the ane ye dinna tell her.

    Chapter XXII

  • --- I shall look after this, Stanchells, you may depend on't --- Keep the door locked, and I'll speak to these gentlemen in a gliffing --- But first I maun hae a crack wi 'an auld acquaintance here.

    Rob Roy

  • -- I shall look after this, Stanchells, you may depend on't -- Keep the door locked, and I'll speak to these gentlemen in a gliffing -- But first I maun hae a crack wi 'an auld acquaintance here.

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • Tib Mumps will be out wi 'the stirrup-dram in a gliffing.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • I shall look after this, Stanchells, you may depend on’t — Keep the door locked, and I’ll speak to these gentlemen in a gliffing — But first I maun hae a crack wi’ an auld acquaintance here. —

    Rob Roy

  • Tib Mumps will be out wi’ the stirrup-dram in a gliffing.

    Guy Mannering

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