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keek Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words77.2 58.4 68.1 70.4 28.6 93.2 231.8
Number of occurrences12453 25 2 2 8 34
Number of authors43 23 7 2 1 3 7

Occurrences of keek in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
but jist eneuch sae he could keek aboot for escape routes. He c on page 14

1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
surpreesed tae be waukent, at keek o day, by an orra wee vyce in on page 11
e wee prince, leanin ower tae keek again at the tither side o th on page 40
et an aw the fowk on it at ae keek.' on page 63
I wis breathin mair easy. At keek o day the sand is the colour on page 81

4 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
e side o the room had a quick keek at Matilda. 'The bairn wis si on page 215

1 matches

McPartlin, John Lallans 81 - Fower Australian Poems, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans - Dollar, poetry
this awfu keek-through cynosure? on page 18

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
e nixt twa-three days, he wid keek at it jist, but widnae ever t on page 6
reet. Awbody wantit tae get a keek at the Gowden Ticket and at t on page 53
that look roond. Let's hae a keek.' on page 120
d catch yer braith, and tak a keek through the gless panel o thi on page 125

4 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
when ah gae hame at nicht tae keek in ma cash boax!' on page 106

1 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
yde-built satellites in orbit keek on page 92
Or weans born tae keek on page 154

2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
orthographic lear), but tak a keek at Alexander Montgomerie's "T
ts wirds athoot as muckle's a keek at the wirds we hae in common
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
the baa athoot as muckle's a keek at it, an sets his feet that
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
'd an she's watchin me, a wee keek every time she turns tae the
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Aprile but wad raither hae a keek at thaim afore thair veesit.
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
s yer een fae the policies an keek at jist the colours o the thi
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
yin thing an got anither. Bi keek o day, when fermers were awre
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
ectorate, that we shuid hae a keek at. Ower the past few years L
are, 4, ye’ve nivver had a keek, hae ane nou ( wingsoverscotl
r it stairtit. Jist tak a wee keek at the histories o thae lands
t tae check it oot jist tak a keek at Wikipedia ~ ‘18th centur
4 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
ony cadavers tae hack open an keek intae. It wis thocht tae be u
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
mair, an ance mair the bairns keek oot the windae ontae the daur
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
o the biggin ar there yet. Ye keek aa aboot ye there the day, an
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
his pottin shed tae gie us a keek at the big hoose gairdens. We
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Clyde Built, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n ma airm, haudin me back. Ah keek doon the hallway tae the door
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
their cloots wioot a saicont keek.”
hide wi her ahint a pillar an keek oot tae see whit wid happen.
s gaze towards it. She tuik a keek backarts an, happy that Hippo
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
haes been written in Scots: A Keek intae the Hospital Kitchen ai
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
sae fowk micht hae a keek
1 matches

Neil, Gabriel The Green Pairty: Holyrood’s nixt opposition?, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
a decent opposition, as onie keek at First Meinisters’ Questi
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The Potemkin Pairty, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
the back o the village for a keek ayont the façade.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
the verra least gie his een a keek at the Scots Government's "Sc
in Scotland". He shuid hae a keek an aw at the European Charter
worth his saut wad daur hae a keek intae an English dictionar ta
3 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
dron Hinodegiri. He hid a wee keek at them. The pink petals open
ae a run. Then thay hid a wee keek at each ither an smiled.
2 matches

@ionafyfe tweeted
ndsupfortrad is deein. Have a keek at @Historic_Ally’s Blether (2020) search twitter
it’s a fine mornin tae hae a keek at @IshbelMcF’s O is for Hoo(2020) search twitter
Hae a keek* autocorrect disna like the D(2020) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
wa times tae hae a secret wee keek at.(2020) search twitter

@fairpechtoot tweeted
Scots anaw. Ah've aye heard 'keek' yaised in this context in th(2019) search twitter

@LairnScots tweeted
otlit place names o Scotland, keek through a @NLSlearn wee winda (2019) twitter link
es, share a Scots proverb, or keek through a wee windae? Take a (2018) twitter link
Keek through a wee windae! Celebra (2017) twitter link
ivities fir lairners! Five - keek through a wee windae: https:/ (2017) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
age Doon thir airts we yaise 'keek' but we yaise 'skeck' a wheen(2020) search twitter
Braw, mony thanks ser. Ah'll keek in an lug in noo.(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Ah teen a sly keek it ma waatch - it wis jist a on page 7
waatchin es Sandy teen a sly keek it the prices oan the wine li on page 34
g chin an a mowser. Ah teen a keek on page 60

3 matches

Robb, Lydia AUNTIE BEAN UNDRESSES, (Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2005 ISBN: 978-0948877698) Doric - Arbroath, poetry
I keek wi curious een fae in alow on page 123

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
's side. 'Twis nae mair nor a keek, bit in thon secunt she misfi
far whyles the starnies micht keek oot an whyles they wadna. The
nshee. At 10pm she tuik a bit keek frae the buik she'd sterted r
3 matches

Kerr, Oliwia, Sarah and Amber Fiona and the Ring, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
e burn and went tae hae a wee keek. It wis anither ring!
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
only taks her een aff it tae keek doon at her knittin every noo
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
“Let’s hae a keek at yon forkietail aneth the g
e-weeny voice. “Come oot an keek at this Skirly!”
2 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
cklie gremlin – I’ll have a keek at the coding.(2014) search twitter
under this shed naebody ah'll keek aat me! http://t.co/qJTE4qYVf(2015) search twitter
TV Channel on YouTube, hiv a keek aat https://t.co/p5FJb2zNzq a(2016) search twitter
Aats yon time i year far we keek aat the TV screen an say "Fa'(2017) search twitter
loons wi hipster beards ah'll keek back on their picters in twin(2017) search twitter
and 7 other occurrences.

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
rder Scots. Research tends to keek ower the border.. Should be l (2020) twitter link
dochter yesterday. Obligatory keek at busts of Hugh Macdiarmid a (2021) twitter link


Hall, Simon W. The Orkney Gruffalo, (Itchy Coo 2015 ISBN: 978-1785300066) Orkney, weans
Cattie-Face teuk wan keek at the Gruffalo. on page 18

1 matches

Hollinrake, Fran Flett Assipattle and the Mester Stoorworm, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
oor lad near feart tae tak a keek.
1 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
ruly nairoo; but I tink I ean keek a grain!" on page 26

2 matches


Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Whin Ah keek at, aa the geeks that, on page 103

1 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
First Keek At A Corp on page 135

1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
, lyin doon oan yin side, tae keek thro intae th gairden wi yin on page 16
ll scoff a wee bird as sin as keek at eet!" on page 30
dinnae ken whit a Gryphon is, keek at th picture.) "Up, lazy hin on page 91
i wore eis croon ower th wig (keek at th frontispiece if ee want on page 107
said th Hatter, wi an anxious keek at th Queen, whae was readin on page 113
Also on pages 117
6 matches


Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Sometimes, gin ye keek in his een, on page 9
an keek up, feared. on page 47
for tae keek at ither airts, on page 59
for tae keek at ither airts, on page 60

5 matches

Dornan, Stephen Ding Doon tha Mairch Dikes, (Modern Poetry Translation 2019) Ulster - Comber, poetry
for tae keek at ither airts,
for tae keek at ither airts,
2 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Tae hae anither keek.
1 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
a Morris Minor, an taen a wee keek intae tha lukin-gless, mair f
o tha toun.” Valerie taen a keek at Gerald at wusnae at her ai
2 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
” sayed Grace, gaun fur tae keek oot.
1 matches

@Angelinekking tweeted
eawrightDaniel Yes, I'd say a keek. I used to think it was a Lar(2020) search twitter
@molach95 We played "Keek-a-boo" when we were wee! :)(2020) search twitter

@the_gellick tweeted
ugust 4, so I gaed doon for a keek. They hae changed things a we (2018) twitter link
gypsy @Ulsterdivision9 Took a keek at the furst hauf oor: much b (2014) twitter link
an Constitution, sae I took a keek: couldnae unnerstaun it ava! (2014) twitter link
ugby . Aiblins I'll tak a wee keek an see is it ocht o interest (2015) twitter link
Tak a keek o The Gellick's wheen o bleth (2014) twitter link
and 13 other occurrences.

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted
@CeeferCrafts Just had a wee keek, if you've no buttermilk then (2021) twitter link
sometimes youd have someone 'keek' through a window to see what (2021) twitter link

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