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  • But, though it lifted, the door was 'steekit' from within.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • He ac'ually spat oot the wirds; an ', faigs, I steekit baith my nivs an' keepit my e'e on him, for fear he micht lat dab at me.

    My Man Sandy

  • So noo when I have the chance, I'll better juist mention that Bawbie got terriple seek i 'the forenicht yesterday, an' she hardly ever steekit an e'e a 'lest nicht.

    My Man Sandy

  • I drappit the claes, oot at the door, an 'steekit it ahent me.

    My Man Sandy

  • 'We've little accommodation here the night,' he said, as he looked at us somewhat suspiciously; 'the goodman has died and lies steekit in his coffin, but ye can come in for shelter if ye have a mind.'

    Border Ghost Stories

  • To go all that way for nothing would be little good to your mother; and I will not have my wife insulted with a door steekit in her face – even if it is her father's door.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • But an ye'll hae my opinion, I redd ye keep your mouth better steekit, if ye hope to speed.

    Rob Roy

  • Wullie sits down at the fire, and awa 'wi' her yarn gaes the wife; but scarce had she steekit the door, and wan half-way down the close, when the bairn cocks up on its doup in the cradle, and rounds in Wullie's lug: 'Wullie

    The Science of Fairy Tales An Inquiry into Fairy Mythology

  • And when I spak 'aboot the forgiein' o 'sin, the laddie juist steekit his een an' said

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

  • “Indeed, Fasque,” said Williamson, “ye should hae steekit your neive upo 'that.”

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

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  • Scots: closed.

    May 14, 2018