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killin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words16.8 15.4 19.1 0 28.6 11.7 20.5
Number of occurrences2714 7 0 2 1 3
Number of authors19 10 4 2 1 2

Occurrences of killin in Corpus

In order to avoid violating copyright law and abide by 'fair use', only up to the first five occurrences of the search term are displayed for each article.


Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
sitation "What wis it a mercy killin?" on page 63

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Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
kraiked. 'Daein me guid? It's killin me aff!' on page 42

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Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
chuils… Weel, michty. We're killin oorsels ilka day ettlin oot s
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
e pizenin oor city streets an killin fowk year eftir year, an the
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McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
fuckin mornin. Mah belly’s killin me an mah mooth’s waterin l
r making me sick an basically killin mah da.
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth The killin fields!, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
The killin fields!
e film shawin the sýstematic killin in muckle nummers o oor ain m
e estates, it’s an aw-roond killin spree wi man, their maist dei
3 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
, as an excerpt fae ‘Bans a Killin’ shows:
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Lehane, Matt Aye an Ay, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
killin kids 2nd haun- fancy dancin-c
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@billykayscot tweeted
dnae need tae - they were aw killin theirsels laughin at the time(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
the grand jury members. Polis killin somewan in thur ane bed seems(2020) search twitter
due tae fatigue. The heat is killin me, even wi ma cool fan runni(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
At wis a rare band! Ma feet'r killin ma," giggilt Winnie, es aabod on page 19

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ody up jist so's he can mak a killin...an aa you weemen are as fee on page 14

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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
ieshangie i the toon an for a killin.) Bit Pilate wis seekin tae l on page 119

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Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ere wiz an assassin gan aboot killin drug dealers and so far there
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Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
such as those are makin’ a killin’ oot o’ tellin’ us hoo
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Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
d tae gasp oot an apology for killin Bob the dog but the aal Pipe
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Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
d him mad. He saa an Egyptian killin wan o his fock. So Moses gied on page 15

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Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
dialects, standard English is killin dem aa aff.
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Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
Efter we'd seen the Killin Riggs at Phnom Penn, on page 5

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
tae drap the jar, fur fear o killin someboadie, sae managed tae p on page 9
n jumpt up an bawd oot 'Hae's killin the time! Aff wi haes heid!'" on page 72

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Thompson, Mark Address to a Nintendo DS, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
Killin things fae ooter space
1 matches

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