from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A Scotch form of
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- noun obsolete
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Sine as ye brew, my maiden fair, Keep mind that ye maun drink the yill.
Syne as ye brew, my maiden fair, keep mind that Ye maun drink the yill!
Syne bottles o 'sma' yill, and baups for his kite;
Under such a load of ill, he, like many others, sought for consolation in the "yill cups;" and any errand which served as a pretext to visit the town of Ayr, renewed his worship to the
I am gone trust in the lord if you yill help me the Lord will pay you I am with donfident I am not a loafer If my fare is advance up their it a written contract that I will work it out.
"Na, na," said Betty, "far frae that; I only want your kin 'han' to get in yill again as they can drink."
He ordered Donald to accompany me, giving as his reason: "For he kens the English fine when the spirit of understanding is on him, and ye'll easy get it on him by raxing him a crack in the wame, same as ye did back yonder at the yill-house."
(She lowered her voice.) "Ye mun ken, Sir, that o 'a' the leddies frae the Lammermuir, that hae been comin 'and gaen, there was an auld rudas wife this fair, an' I'm certie she's witched the yill; and ye mun just look into ye'r buiks, an 'tak off the withchin!"
The clachan yill had made me canty, [village age, cheerful]
After many "How are ye, Jims's" and mutual speirings over a "bit mouthful of yill" -- so they phrased it; but that was a meiosis, for they drank five quarts -- they fell to a serious discussion of the commercial possibilities of Scotland.