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Use in varieties of Scots

keys Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words16.8 20.9 13.6 0 14.3 0 13.6
Number of occurrences2719 5 0 1 0 2
Number of authors15 9 3 1 2

Occurrences of keys in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
Aldo took his keys fae his jean poacket, keys wh on page 43

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
ot Mr Wonka, takkin a bunch o keys fae his poacket and slippin y on page 73

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
The Porter's keys jangle't oan evri step on page 51

1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Sergio haunded Boabby the keys tae the apartment and explain
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n fae inside the hoose an the keys jinglin ahent the door. ‘Ri
1 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
loft button press oan his car keys that pretentious cunts like h
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
“Smashin. The keys are next tae the wee owl oots
r gonna swing by here fur the keys. They’re next tae the owl o
utes later, ah’m in a taxi, keys in haun. Ah walk intae the ho
3 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
some reason, gave the minibus keys tae a “Teachin’ practice
lum, “Can A hae the minibus keys?” Student, “A’ve no’
dent, “A’ve no’ got the keys, you have!” Callum, “No A
one Scott tae bring the spare keys doon in the ithir minibus. Ca
attached a karabiner fir his keys!
6 matches

Crawford, Ross Awa in a Dwam, (Medium 2021) Lallans - Stirling, prose
lked intae the hall, took the keys fae the hook, unlocked the ba
1 matches

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
ch the paper then took ma car keys n drove the car in tae the ga (2020) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
it the keys oan er computer. "There's onl on page 39

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
an muckle gnashers like piana keys." Ruth showed her teeth. "She on page 74

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
) the laddie wad syne hae the keys tae gain entry tae his bidie-
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
silly wee things like lossin keys or scorchin clyse. then slowl
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
s pooch wi a pen knife an car keys. Teenie Pence hid traivelled
1 matches


Williamson, Christie Da windirs o technology, (The Bottle Imp 2019) Shetland - Yell, poetry
ring true, unlocks da keys
1 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
the locks wur too big or the keys wur too wee, but oniewye it w on page 11

1 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
owercum it. A wull gie ye tha keys o tha Kïngdom o Heiven; an w on page 9

1 matches

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