from The Century Dictionary.

  • See howff.


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  • The interest and respectability of this new start in life, made a little fresh opposition to the inroads of her besetting sin; so that now she did not consume as much whisky in three days as she did in one when she had her houff on the shore.

    Sir Gibbie

  • Croale's houff, but the sight of the things here terrified him.

    Sir Gibbie

  • Except in the laird and Fergus and the gamekeeper, he had not, since fleeing from Lucky Croale's houff, seen a trace of unreasonable anger in any one he knew.

    Sir Gibbie

  • "But there was nae speeritooal noorishment to be gotten i 'that houff (haunt)," said Jeames Gentle.



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