Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Scotch form of overby.

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Examples

  • --- Farewell, Elshie; there's some canny boys waiting for me down amang the shaws, owerby; I will see you as I come back, and bring ye a blithe tale in return for your leech-craft. ''

    The Black Dwarf

  • "Ay! ay!" he said at last, in a tone of reflection mingled with dawning interest, "I ance kent a terrible rascal cam frae owerby that gait: what ca 'they the perris ye're frae?"

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • But I brought a the beasts owerby that I thought ye wad like best.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • But I brought a 'the beasts owerby that I thought ye wad like best.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • But I brought a’ the beasts owerby that I thought ye wad like best.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Farewell, Elshie; there’s some canny boys waiting for me down amang the shaws, owerby; I will see you as I come back, and bring ye a blithe tale in return for your leech-craft.”

    The Black Dwarf

  • -- Farewell, Elshie; there's some canny boys waiting for me down amang the shaws, owerby; I will see you as I come back, and bring ye a blithe tale in return for your leech-craft. "

    The Black Dwarf

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