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  • He say, Honey, you jus 'payin' tention to talk of li'l chillun that ain't got no mind to what they say. '

    Oral History Of Her Days As A Slave

  • I'm sort o 'payin' tribute to a simple joy on earth,

    A Heap O' Livin'

  • Some cousin of his, just out from the Azores, is makin 'a start on it, an' payin 'good rent to

    Chapter 1

  • If 'twas a matter o 'payin', 'twould be a wrong thing to do, I reckon.

    Lying Prophets

  • Him and me havena yet got to the point o 'payin' visits.

    Mr. Standfast

  • We ax six days 'pay because we have to do six days' payin 'wi' it.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • That was what he called it, -- 'payin' me a compliment, '--' n 'I mus' say 's it struck me

    Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop

  • The puir soul whose wee hoosie I've rented hadna tasted bit nor sup for three days -- till I came an 'startled her into a greetin' fit by takin 'her rooms an' payin 'her in advance -- eh! mon, ye'd have thought I was a saint frae heaven if ye'd heard her blessin' me, -- an 'a gude curate had called on her just before and had given her a tract to dine on.

    Thelma

  • "'Cos I ain't, and' cos I'm tired o 'payin' rent."

    The Unclassed

  • "Ye'll hae to tak 'some ither mode o' payin 'the debt!" said John.

    A Rough Shaking

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