from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Scotch form of uphold.


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  • Where Moudy, Ruby, Royal still uphaud their glorious fame;

    The Kielder Hunt

  • "There's some w'y o 'makin' ae body guairdian till anither, sae 'at the law' ll uphaud him -- isna there, my lord?"

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • He glanced through the windows at the dark, suspicious-looking clouds and said, "Weel, my leddy, I'll no uphaud it."

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 097, January, 1876

  • 'Juist pit the fear o' auld Scotland intil him, for I'll uphaud ye. '

    Border Ghost Stories

  • When our Liddesdale friend had heard the whole to an end, he shook his great black head—‘Weel, I’ll uphaud there’s baith gude and ill amang the gipsies, and if they deal wi’ the Enemy, it’s a’ their ain business, and no ours.

    Chapter XLV

  • Lord help ye, I was the keeper’s assistant down at the Isle mysell, and I’ll uphaud it, the biggest man in Scotland shouldna take a gun frae me or I had weized the slugs through him, though I’m but sic a little feckless body, fit for naething but the outside o’ a saddle and the fore-end o’ a poschay—na, na, nae living man wad venture on that.

    Chapter XXXII

  • Each made his private comments on the scene they had witnessed, until Hobbie Elliot suddenly exclaimed, ` Weel, I'll uphaud that yon ghaist, if it be a ghaist, has baith done and suffered muckle evil in the flesh, that gars him rampauge in that way after he is dead and gane. ''

    The Black Dwarf

  • Ay, I'se uphaud he's mair ashamed o't in his heart than she is.

    A Window in Thrums

  • "And just as well for the ministers, I'se uphaud," said Tibbie,

    The Little Minister

  • Weel, I'se uphaud that came frae her living ower muckle in the open air.

    The Little Minister


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