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  • David Symmer and Adame Fullartoun, baillies of the samyne, causit ane cordinare servant, callit James Gillion takin of befoir, for playing in Edr. with Robene Hude, to wnderly the law, and put him to the knawlege of ane assyize qlk yaij haid electit of yair favoraris, quha with schort deliberatioun condemnit him to be hangit for ye said cryme.

    The Abbot

  • Ye little rin-there-out deil that ye are, what takes you raking through the gutters to see folk hangit? — how wad ye like when it comes to be your ain chance, as I winna ensure ye, if ye dinna mend your manners? —

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "She was hangit, " he said, sounding almost matter-of-fact about it.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • I expect ye'll have us all hangit and burned oot of our homes-but I'll come, nonetheless.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • "Hae na I tell't ye," said Sandy, somewhat sardonically, "gin ye're born tae be hangit, the bullet's no made that'll kill ye."

    Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812

  • Proud of being one of those who did not let the grass grow beneath their feet, the officer beamingly responded: "Everyone o 'them's hangit, my lord!"

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Do not talk of a rape [rope] to a chiel whose father was hangit.

    The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought Studies of the Activities and Influences of the Child Among Primitive Peoples, Their Analogues and Survivals in the Civilization of To-Day

  • -- As to being hangit, why, that's a matter that happens to mony a deacent man, and it's but a spurl or tway, and a gaspin gurble, an 'ae stour heave, and a's ower; ye're dead ere a body's weel certified that the board's awa' from behind you -- and the night-cap's a great blessing, baith to you and the company.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 379, July 4, 1829

  • Calling him one day into his presence, he broke out in violent denunciation of those ministers who were disturbing the peace of the realm by their 'owersie' [5] dreams and setting up of the Genevan discipline; and on Melville turning the attack against himself and his government Morton flew into a rage -- 'Ther will never be quyetnes in this countrey till halff á dissone of yow be hangit or banished the countrey!'

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

  • Perth bell, ran before Gowrie House ‘with ane sword, and, entering to the yearde, saw George Craiggingilt with ane twa-handit sword and utheris nychtbouris; at quilk time James Boig cryit ower ane wynds, “Awa hame! ye will all be hangit”’ — a piece of advice which William took, and immediately ‘depairtit.’

    Records of a Family of Engineers

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