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  • adj. (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves


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  • The sorrow of that moment will never be forgotten; indeed, I cannot even now think of my little pet with undimmed eyes -- he was a moment before so full of life and beauty, so fearless, such a "sonsie" little fellow; and then to hold the little golden green body in my hand and watch the fast-glazing eye, and think that I should never again have my cheery little friend to greet me and be glad at my coming, was one of those sharp pangs that true lovers of nature alone can understand.

    Wild Nature Won By Kindness

  • And, "she added with a divine little pout," you haven't told me I was 'sonsie' or 'bonnie' once. "

    Condensed Novels: New Burlesques

  • The Burns supper traditionally sees the triumphant entrance of the haggis - accompanied by bagpipes - which is greeted with the recitation of Burns's Address To A Haggis: 'Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,/Great chieftain o 'the puddin-race!

    Burns night address to the Tunnock's snowball

  • Fair fa 'your honest, sonsie face & Welcome to America

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • News at Eleven Back Page: Fair fa' your-honest sonsie face

    News at Eleven (Back Page): Fair fa' your-honest sonsie face,

  • Poetry & Poets in Rags: News at Eleven Back Page: Fair fa' your-honest sonsie face

    News at Eleven (Back Page): Fair fa' your-honest sonsie face,

  • The patient replies: Fair fa your honest sonsie face

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Dr Wendy Anderson, from the Department of English Language at the University of Glasgow, said: We're interested in the currency of distinctively Scottish words, such as gallus, canny, muckle, sonsie and braw. SCOTS.

  • Sometimes I met a shaggy white horse drawing a cart in which a dozen sonsie lasses, their faces browned by wind and their tresses blown back from their brows in most bewitching manner by the libertine breeze, were jolting homeward, singing as they went.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • "Crumbs for the birds" are scattered by kindly little hands everywhere in winter, and in many a house a pet sonsie little robin is a cherished visitor, always welcome to his small share of the good things of this life.

    Wild Nature Won By Kindness


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  • There's a wee bit more to the picture, RB. See sonsie in the Dictionary of Scots Language.

    April 15, 2009

  • sonsie- fat

    October 17, 2008