Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of world.

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Examples

  • The best friend I hae in the warld is a sodger, but I'm thinking I hae lost the knack o 'fechting.

    Foes

  • 'There is baith weal and woe come wi' warld's gear,

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • a wild kind of warld by themsells, full of heights and howes, woods, caverns, lochs, rivers, and mountains, that it wad tire the very deevil's wings to flee to the tap o 'them.

    Rob Roy

  • o 'the creature and sae little o' the Creator -- sae muckle o 'warld's gear and sae little o' a broken covenant -- sae muckle about thae wheen pieces

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • o 'the creature and sae little o' the Creator -- sae muckle o 'warld's gear and sae little o' a broken covenant -- sae muckle about thae wheen pieces

    Old Mortality, Volume 1.

  • “I dinna ken that,” said the dame. — “The Blue room is the best — and they that get neist best, are no ill aff in this warld.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • “I wish there wasna sic a bird as a goose in the wide warld, forby the clecking that we hae at the burn-side.”

    The Monastery

  • But Summertrees was obdurate, and refused to take up the time of the company with such ‘auld-warld nonsense.’

    Redgauntlet

  • “The Almighty guide your course through the troubles of this wicked warld — and the muckle deevil blaw wind in your sails,” she added, in her natural tone, as the guests vanished from her miserable threshold.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Maybe ye think the puir lassie has a bee in her bannet; but ye ken yoursell if naebody but wise folk were to marry, the warld wad be ill peopled.

    Saint Ronan's Well

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