from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A saying, song, or story.
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Bit I thawt, a-mâ-be, you mid be angry wi 'my country lidden.
She kept up this lidden all through breakfast, and the meal was no sooner cleared away than she slipped on a shawl and stepped across to the churchyard to discuss the robbery.
"So, me hearties, ye'll have to take the will for the dade, an 'this little lidden messenger, avic, to show as how we aren't onmindful av ye, sure, an' that there's no ill falin 'atwane us!"
One comes threatenin ', t'other comes carneyin', but all endin 'in the same lidden. [