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  • McDonald remarked that it was 'a varra fortunate shot, almaist providaintial! '

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories

  • "Ye did weel, Dud," puffed McLeod; "varra weel indeed -- for the coo!"

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories

  • I might be well compared with the last abbot but one, William Thirsk, who resigned his post, forseeing the coming Dissolution, and was therefore called 'a varra fole and a misereble ideote, 'if I attempted in the short space available to give any detailed account of the abbey or its wonderful past.


  • "Naw," said the old man looking up at the stars, "it'll do varra weel, it's a gran 'neet."

    The Book of Sun-Dials

  • But if Henders would clear away the snow from his door he would be "varra obleeged."

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • I thowt some sang varra weel, while others did grunt an 'groan,

    Yorkshire Dialect Poems (1673-1915) and traditional poems

  • 'Weel,' said Mr McIntosh, deliberately, 'rivers are varra like human bein's in the queer twists they take, and the Deil's Lead seems to hae been ain like that.

    Madame Midas

  • The minister, hearing the loud clapping, but entirely misapprehending its purport, paused in his sermon, and said, "My brethren, it is varra gratifying to a minister of the Word to learn that his remarks meet with the approbation of his hearers, but I'd have you remember that all applause is strictly oot of place in the Hoose of God."

    The Days Before Yesterday

  • CUMBRIAN WORDS. barn = child; dusta = dost thou; hasta = hast thou. laal = little; leet = alight; girt = great. sista = seëst thou. varra = very. wadsta = wouldst thou. wilta = wilt thou.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • "I once knew a man as were the varra spitten picter of your master," said Gubblum.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time


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