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  • The cauld norlan 'win' ca's the drift owre the lea;

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • And I wasna far wrang, for the stranger, takin 'out a pound frae his spleuchan, handed it ower to the monkey, and speered at him, in his droll norlan deealect, if he could change a note.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 275, September 29, 1827

  • The snow had fallen during the afternoon; or, as Benjie came in crying, that "the auld wives o 'the norlan sky were plucking their geese;" and it continued dim and dowie till towards the gloaming, when, as the road-side labourers were dandering home from their work, some with pickaxes and others with shools, and just as our cocks and hens were going into their beds, poor things, the lift cleared up to a sharp freeze, and the well-ordered stars came forth glowing over the blue sky.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself

  • The snow had fallen during the afternoon; or, as Benjie came in crying, that "the auld wives o 'the norlan sky were plucking their geese"; and it continued dim and dowie till towards the gloaming, when, as the road-side labourers were dandering home from their work, some with pickaxes and others with shools, and just as our cocks and hens were going into their beds, poor things, the lift cleared up to a sharp freeze, and the well-ordered stars came forth glowing over the blue sky.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

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