Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hempy

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Examples

  • “Where did you get the book, ye little hempie?” said

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "Ja, minheer, die hempie zal ik bewaar als die grootste schat op aarde, en aan mij kinders en kinds-kinders vermaak" (Yes, sir, this little vest I shall cherish as the greatest treasure I have on earth, and shall bequeath it to my children and children's children).

    Woman's Endurance

  • “Ja, minheer, die hempie zal ik bewaar als die grootste schat op aarde, en aan mij kinders en kinds-kinders vermaak” (Yes, sir, this little vest I shall cherish as the greatest treasure I have on earth, and shall bequeath it to my children and children's children).

    Woman's Endurance

  • ` ` Ay, ay, '' answered Rob, ` ` she's under lawfu 'authority now; and full time, for she was a daft hempie --- But she's a mettle quean.

    Rob Roy

  • Gae wa ', ye hempie that ye are! "she cried, turning with a sudden and uncalled-for sparkle of temper on her granddaughter;" There's nae time an' little inclination in this hoose for yer flichty conversation.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • "I am for London next week, and I cannot be at the chairge of a daft hempie, especially one of such low, common tastes."

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • O man, you a douce man, and fitter to be an elder than even Willie Greer himself, I have the minister's ain word for't, to put on these hard-hearted looks, and gang waving your arms that way, as if ye said, "I winna take the counsel of sic a hempie as you"; I'm your ain leal wife, and will and maun have an explanation. '

    Stories of Mystery

  • ` ` Where did you get the book, ye little hempie? '' said Mrs. Butler.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "Where did you get the book, ye little hempie?" said Mrs. Butler.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • I was a daft hempie lassie then, and little thought what was to come o't.

    Old Mortality, Complete

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