Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch preterit and past participle of hap.
  • n. A Scotch preterit and past participle of hap.

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Examples

  • You would think, James, that she would mind how she happit him from the cold of winter and sheltered him from the summer heats, and, when he began to find his footing, how she had an eye on a 'the beasts of the field and on the water and the fire that were become her enemies -- And to what purpose all this care?

    The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays

  • "I'm saying she was naturally a bonny bit kimmer rather than happit up to the nines."

    The Little Minister

  • "Tak 'yer lamb," said she, laughing at the contrivance; and so the Pet was first well happit up, and then put, laughing silently, into the plaid neuk, and the shepherd strode off with his lamb, -- Maida gambolling through the snow, and running races in her mirth.

    Stories of Childhood

  • "Yon big man wes as pitifu 'an' gentle as a wumman, and when he laid the puir fallow in his bed again, he happit him ower as a mither dis her bairn."

    A Doctor of the Old School — Volume 3

  • "Tak 'your lamb," said she, laughing at the contrivance, and so the Pet was first well happit up, and then put, laughing silently, into the plaid neuk, and the shepherd strode off with his lamb, -- Maida gamboling through the snow, and running races in her mirth.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 6

  • She wad threpe (insist) 'at I bude to hae keepit some o' the duds 'at happit Ma'colm MacPhail the reprobat, whan first he cam to the Seaton -- a puir scraichin' brat, as reid 's a bilet lobster.

    Malcolm

  • I couldna wish to dee better than just be happit i 'the waters o' my ain countryside, when my legs fail and I'm ower auld for the trampin '. "

    The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

  • As Saunders said, "Afore auld Elec could get him happit, his

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • She chust happit a planket roond an 'roond her potty, an' tied it wi 'a bit o' line to keep it oop, an 'she's waarm as waarm a' but her foots an 'han's! "

    Steve Young

  • -- And the author o 'nae offence can affoord to forget, "ended the soutar," hoo the Lord said,' There's naething happit-up, but maun come to the licht '! "

    Salted with Fire

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