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  • And speaking of ponies, Cindy, you carpetbagging job searching triffling hizzie call AP and concede.

    Cindy to Run for CD7

  • Shall I, like a fool, quoth he, For a haughty hizzie die?

    English Songs and Ballads

  • Burns alludes to his own Muse as a "tapitless ramfeezled hizzie," [Footnote: See the _Epistle to Lapraik_.] and sets the fashion for succeeding writers, who so multiply the original nine that each poet has an individual muse, a sorry sort of guardian-angel, whom he is fond of berating for her lack of ability.

    The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years

  • Our postilion had thrust himself into the room to announce his chaise and horses; he tarried, unobserved, during this extraordinary scene, and assured Mrs. Mac-Candlish it was the most moving thing he ever saw: ‘the death of the grey mare, puir hizzie, was naething till’t.

    Chapter XV

  • But they passed on without suspicion, only saying one to the other as they went out, 'My certes, Billy, but yon was a sturdy hizzie!'

    The Red True Story Book

  • When he reached the cottage, he found Janet in considerable anxiety, not only about David, who had not yet returned, but about Margaret as well, whom she had not seen for some time, and who must be out somewhere in the storm -- "the wull hizzie."

    David Elginbrod

  • But I'm no easy i 'my min' aboot Maggy -- the wull hizzie!

    David Elginbrod

  • A stout, bare-legged hizzie appeared now, and kindly offered the old man

    The Letters of "Norah" on Her Tour Through Ireland

  • Cameron, the "handsome hizzie," who had been haunting the premises and giving trouble all that day; the message from her father; her affecting interview with him in his bedroom; her return to her own apartment through the dimly-lighted, deserted hall, where she met the pale and spectral form of Lord Arondelle, who vanished as she called to him! her terrified flight into her own chamber!

    The Lost Lady of Lone

  • But ye ken he used to be unco fond o 'the sport o' deer stalking up by Ben Lone, where this handsome hizzie, Rose

    The Lost Lady of Lone

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  • Scots - hussy, wench.

    I modestly fu' fain wad hint it,
    That One-pound-one, I sairly want it;
    If wi' the hizzie down ye sent it,
    It would be kind;
    And while my heart wi' life-blood dunted,
    I'd bear't in mind.

    - Robert Burns, 'Verses To Collector Mitchell'.

    January 28, 2009