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  • Corresponding to the Lowland saying, ` ` Mony ane speirs the gate they

    The Waverley

  • My lord never sets his nose intil the gairden, or speirs -- no ance in a twal -- month, hoo's things gangin 'on.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • Only gin the mistress speirs onything aboot it, what am I to say? '

    Robert Falconer

  • "I'll ken them 'at speirs afore I tell," she replied sullenly.

    Sir Gibbie

  • [Corresponding to the Lowland saying, 'Mony ane speirs the gate they ken fu' weel.]

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • [Footnote: Corresponding to the Lowland saying, 'Mony ane speirs the gate they ken fu' weel. ']

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • [Footnote: Corresponding to the Lowland saying, 'Mony ane speirs the gate they ken fu' weel. ']

    Waverley — Complete

  • [Footnote: Corresponding to the Lowland saying, 'Mony ane speirs the gate they ken fu' weel. ']

    Waverley

  • Imagine how different the company looked before the prime finance, nationwide finance, speirs and hanover transactions.

    National Business Review (NBR) New Zealand

  • "'Hoo do I ken that?' she speirs, rale sensibly, I thocht, for men's no sae easy to get.

    A Window in Thrums

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