Definitions

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  • adj. small, tiny
  • n. A Shetland sheepdog

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inquisitive; suspicious; sharp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See peery.

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Examples

  • Verlyn Klinkenborg is a poet with a subject today that transcends our peerie focus on little crimes and their criminals.

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  • At which I broke through my rule never to lift my fist to the bairn, and gave him such a yerk in the cheek with the loof of my hand, as made, I am sure, his lugs ring, and sent him dozing to the door like a peerie.

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  • An 'dee wi' futh of meat and drink [Excess] 'It's weel enough a peerie while

    Lady Odivere (Grey Silkie 3)

  • If I see the sons and daughters of my friends grown old, I also see the grandchildren spinning the peerie and hunkering at

    A Window in Thrums

  • Yea, yea! puir Tammy and his pate-keschie does mair for ill-luckit, wandering sea-folk than does the muckle kirk and the peerie [3] queen pit together.

    Viking Boys

  • We got on fine a while, till Airchie broke my peerie an 'pooched the string.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • I saw Magneezhy clap his hand to his brow, wheel round like a peerie, or a sheep seized with the sturdie, and then play flap down on his broadside, breaking the necks of half-a-dozen cabbage-stocks -- three of which were afterwards clean lost, as we could not put them all into the pot at one time.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • Dog on it, it was more than I could thole, and I saw that his mother had spoiled him; so, though I aye liked to give him wholesome reproof rather than lift my fist, I broke through this rule in a couple of hurries, and gave him such a yerk in the cheek with the loof of my hand, as made, I am sure, his lugs ring, and sent him dozing to the door like a peerie.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • "It's clear she hasna steeked an e'e a 'nicht, and me sleepin' like a peerie.

    Doom Castle

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  • A Northern Isles word for small or wee.

    December 27, 2008