from The Century Dictionary.
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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.
Croale's houff, but the sight of the things here terrified him.
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.
"But there was nae speeritooal noorishment to be gotten i 'that houff (haunt)," said Jeames Gentle.