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  • I mind they were here ten years before, an 'this year the president is the bank manager doon at the auld toon, wha has gruppit the siller I've tell't ye aboot.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • I merely held on, till at last it seemed "time for us to go," and by cautious tugging I got him through the reedy jungle, and "gruppit him," as the Shepherd would have said.

    Angling Sketches

  • Weel, I gruppit the rod, an 'I gied a shairp, steady, upward drag; an' up the brute cam, clean spent.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places

  • "I catched it i 'the brainches o' a lairick (larch)," Donal answered, "easy eneuch, for it cudna rin far, an 'was mair fleyt at the watter nor at me; but for the sawmon, haith I was ower an' ower wi 'hit i' the watter, efter I gruppit it, er 'I cud ca' 't my ain."

    Sir Gibbie

  • But I was roused to that extent whan they first gruppit me that I couldna help it!

    The Garret and the Garden

  • I gruppit that thrawn speldron Birsie's hint leg juist i 'the fervour o' thinkin 'o' ye. "

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • Mary; there 's nae doot she wes a papist, an 'micht hae gien Knox a bit twist wi' the screws gin she cud hae gruppit him, but a 'dinna like her misca'd. "

    Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers

  • "Weel, my lord, I hae gruppit her at last, an 'I bude to come an tell ye.' '



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