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Walter Scott, with his usual quick perception of _character_ in buildings, as well as in man, puts an admirable reference to these salient points into the mouth of Andrew Fairservice, who exclaims, 'Ah! it's a brave kirk; nane o' yer whigmaleeries an 'curliwurlies, an' open-steek hems about it. '
Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys Herbert Story
I don't say that there's not plenty of riff-raff -- the pint-and-a-dram gentry and the soft-heads that are aye reading bits of newspapers, and muddlin 'their wits with foreign whigmaleeries.
Mr. Standfast John Buchan 1907
"Do ye let whigmaleeries flimmer in yer noddle at a time like this?"
All-Wool Morrison Holman Day 1900
Shorter's Quastions an 'preach nae whigmaleeries i' the pairish o '
Ah! it's a brave kirk -- nane o 'yere whigmaleeries an curliewurlies and opensteek hems about it -- a' solid, weel-jointed mason-wark, that will stand as lang as the warld, keep hands and gunpowther aff it.
Ah! it's a brave kirk -- nane o 'yere whigmaleeries and curliewurlies and opensteek hems about it -- a' solid, weel-jointed mason-wark, that will stand as lang as the warld, keep hands and gunpowther aff it.
Fairservice's "whigmaleeries, curliewurlies, and open steek hems" most thoroughly removed!
If the latter, then ye maun put a strict watch over a vagrant fancy, and ye'll be quit o 'siccan whigmaleeries. "
The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies John Buchan 1907