from The Century Dictionary.

  • Such; such like; such kind of: as, siccan a man; siccan times.


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  • “Couldna he hae slippit it gently into my hand?” said Caleb; “but his honour will never learn how to bear himsell in siccan cases.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • “Commons!” retorted Hobbie, “nae siccan commons neither; the Elliots hae been lang kend a gentle race.”

    The Black Dwarf

  • "Ye're aye cute, dame," I cried, thrawing the bit gy abune, and in a gliffing, doun jumpit the chiel, and a braw chiel he was sure enough, siccan my auld e'en sall ne'er see again, wi 'his brent brow and buirdly bowk wrappit in a tartan plaid, wi' a Highland kilt.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 289, December 22, 1827

  • The whole house was so glad that the scoundrel had been exposed that they set up siccan a roar of laughter, and thumped away at siccan a rate with their feet that down fell the place they called the gallery, all the folk in't being hurl'd topsy-turvy among the sawdust on the floor below.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction

  • So I said till him, "Weel, weel, Thomas, I ken I have done wrong, and I am sorry for't; they'll never find me in siccan a scrape again."

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction

  • "What for were ye making siccan a din, then?" he asked.

    The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

  • ` ` Commons! '' retorted Hobbie, ` ` nae siccan commons neither; the Elliots hae been lang kend a gentle race. ''

    The Black Dwarf

  • ` ` He has ower little o 'his ain; and siccan a name to keep up, it wad be a shame,' said Hobbie, ` ` to burden him wi our distress.

    The Black Dwarf

  • ` ` I am amaist persuaded it's the ghaist of a stane-mason --- see siccan band-stanes as he's laid!

    The Black Dwarf

  • ` ` Ay, 'said his patron, ` ` but ye ken we maun hae turnips for the lang sheep, billie, and muckle hard wark to get them, baith wi the pleugh and the howe; and that wad sort ill wi' sitting on the broomy knowe, and cracking about Black Dwarfs, and siccan clavers, as was the gate lang syne, when the short sheep were in the fashion. ''

    The Black Dwarf


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