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kettle Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words26.8 16.5 46.3 35.2 28.6 46.6 27.3
Number of occurrences4315 17 1 2 4 4
Number of authors26 9 8 1 2 4 3

Occurrences of kettle in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
tae say tae him? She bylt the kettle and made a pot and poored oot on page 8

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
When thi kettle biler wid on page 23
Got thi kettle on on page 68
Thi kettle's on on page 113

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
tae bide at hame an bile the kettle. As for the Aiberdonians' nic on page 50

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
But hou hae aa the kettle-bilers fared, on page 13
A kettle fillt tae the brim wi Ayrshir on page 62
Thae kettle-bilers wha juist pynt an jeer on page 151

3 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
ssin mad like a cat bylt in a kettle, on page 33

1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
e time it takes us tae bile a kettle.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Clickin the kettle oan, ah turn the phone oan fu
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
en the kitchen an he puts the kettle oan. The place is a bloody ri
he sink tae get watter in the kettle. ‘Here, haud that.’ he sa
2 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
ears, i replaced her toaster, kettle, microwave and her utensils e(2020) search twitter

@DABArbuckle tweeted
. Good time tae go an pit the kettle oan.(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
safe, a telly, a toaster an a kettle...aa stuff aat Ah hiv it hame on page 7

1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
different kettle o fish. Roch Meg cursed an sw
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
wee stove, so he cood bile a kettle if there wis
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
eelip o bylin watter frae the kettle inno a steen pig tae heat the
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
This wis a hale new kettle o fish fur his son tae takk o
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
tae the scullery tae pit the kettle on. Opening the door o the su
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
p dichtin her een tae pit the kettle on the fire but he stoppit he
cones then swung the hotterin kettle farrer abeen the coals, speir
htit the fire an soon hid the kettle hotterin awa an aifter a welc
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
these days. Mabel fulled the kettle an switched it on and gyan ta
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
or her first job, getting the kettle on the swye for the tea eence
1 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
Cwid someone please put the kettle on – I’m richt spewin feath(2018) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
n. Eh doors ayewis open and i kettle on i aga fir a fly cuppie. #d(2019) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
@advancedref Biles the kettle(2020) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
1 jist oot shower. Will I pit kettle on?(2012) search twitter
@LouiseNicol1 ye stickin th kettle on?(2013) search twitter
@LouiseNicol1 I'll keep th kettle bilin :-)(2013) search twitter


Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
Set the kettle on the hob tae boil, on page 43

1 matches


MacInnes, Morag Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Shetland, poetry
ight eezer up the lum, birlan kettle, bannock on page 23

1 matches

Jamieson, Robert Alan Sang Oda Post War Exiles, (Shetland For Wirds 2003) Shetland, poetry
Nothin fir news bit a singing kettle,
1 matches


Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
pots an kettle, while the tinkerman on page 15

1 matches

Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Pit oan the kettle. on page 152

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
But hou hae aa the kettle-bilers fared, on page 218

1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
a huge crash, ax if a dish or kettle hed bin broken tae pieces. on page 56

1 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
big crash, es if a dish or a Kettle had bin broke in bits. on page 57

1 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Wi' the kettle on the boil, on page 47

1 matches

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted
in hawn'. But then again, the kettle has a stroop too, or you can (2021) twitter link
in hawn'. But then again, the kettle has a stroop too, or you can (2021) search twitter

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