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  • Ye'll be a young leddy some day, and it's no richt to tak up wi 'servan's.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • I take care to try and express myself clearly ... why, on this occasion, can't you do the same? servan

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Sur, your most umbell servan wile “Deborah Hornbeck.”

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Them 'at sleepit aneth me, for there was twa men-servan's aboot the hoose that time -- an' troth there was need o 'them an' mair, sic war the gangin's on! an 'they sleepit whaur I'm tauld ye sleep noo, Cosmo -- them' at sleepit there tellt me 'at never a nicht passed' at they h'ardna soons 'aneth them' at there was no mainner

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • Say 'at they like, ye're but a servan' lass, an 'here am I ower ye!

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • 'The butler was, at the same time, an old and trusty servan', 'said Mr. Heywood,' an 'his master was greatly concernt aboot the thing.

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • -- An 'noo, Maister Crathie, "he resumed," I'm yer servan', ready to do onything I can.

    The Marquis of Lossie

  • I took hame yer leddyship's buik the ither day, ye sent me half a croon by the han 'o' yer servan 'lass.

    Malcolm

  • But me and yer father -- eh, weel we lo'ed her! for to hiz she was like oor ain Isy, -- ay, mair a dochter nor a servan -- wi'a braw lovin kin'ness in her, no to be luikit for frae ony son, and sic as we never had frae ony afore but oor ain

    Salted with Fire

  • He canna lay 's finger on onything o 'mine but my servan' lass, 'cried the weaver, slapping his thigh-bone -- for there was little else to slap.

    Robert Falconer

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