Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch form of nothing.

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Examples

  • I'm no denyin 'naething' at the buik tells me; ye ken me better nor that, Janet; but there's mony a thing it says

    Sir Gibbie

  • "Now, a've a wumman to home, to say naething o 'three bairns --"

    CHAPTER 24

  • But saving ae crown-piece, he'd naething else beside,

    Letter 234

  • But new lords new laws — naething but fine and imprisonment, and the game no a feather the plentier.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “I am saying naething against her conduct,” said the dame;

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • And his ain bairn is brought back this blessed day, and he is lying there stark and stiff, and kens naething of its health and sickness!

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • “I ken naething about that,” said Tibb, — “but his likeness it was, that I will be sworn to, just as he used to ride out a-hawking; for having enemies in the country, he seldom laid off the breast-plate; and for my part,” added Tibb, “I dinna think a man looks like a man unless he has steel on his breast, and by his side too.”

    The Monastery

  • Plainstanes, ET PER CONTRA — if I am laird of naething else, I am ay a

    Redgauntlet

  • Hutcheon had nae will to the wark, but he had stood by Dougal in battle and broil, and he wad not fail him at this pinch; so down the carles sat ower a stoup of brandy, and Hutcheon, who was something of a clerk, would have read a chapter of the Bible; but Dougal would hear naething but a blaud of Davie Lindsay, whilk was the waur preparation.

    Redgauntlet

  • Better say naething about the laird, my man, and tell me instead, what sort of a chap ye are that are sae ready to cleik in with an auld gaberlunzie fiddler?

    Redgauntlet

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