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killt Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words20.5 18.7 19.1 0 0 46.6 34.1
Number of occurrences3317 7 0 0 4 5
Number of authors14 9 2 1 2

Occurrences of killt 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.


Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
ahint the screen; she that I killt the oobits for (forby twa-thr on page 72

1 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
'Ye're jalousin yer auntie killt him and made it look as if he on page 192

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
n ye get back an tell them ye killt a polar bear' on page 38

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
Jockina. 'He could hae killt us tea we were aw deid!' on page 175

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
That boy killt in Wales though, that wis pla on page 77

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
eer mind hou monie bairns get killt, an we shuid neer forget that
thoosans killt bi the war export business),
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
oskin is whaur Patrick Sellar killt this auld Mrs MacKay. He burn
as faur’s I ken he haednae killt onybody afore he got tae Badi
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
lad fae the estate haed been killt whan his tractor rowed ower o
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
at ane o ma brithers had been killt in Athens an ma faither went
d Theseus intae a trap. I hae killt a man afore, lang syne, an I
nge the sails tae white if he killt the Minotaur; an by this sign
Onybody lowpin fae it wid be killt on the jaggy rocks ablow. But
4 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
Lord Jeems an whan Jeems wis killt Kirkcaldy heidit the funeral
eir until 1573, twa governors killt in office, an syne a third an
2 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
im. Whan a bleck cheil can be killt efter the polis confront him
1 matches


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
he fire file Faither hid near killt John an chased him fae the pl on page 45

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
'Fit killt it?' speired Minnie.
the ae unblockit hole, tae be killt wi a dunt bi Dandy, an laid o
, like the rubbits grippit an killt in the teeth o the futterat.
eleyven pun at birth, an near killt her mither comin inno the war
. I think thon skelp maun hae killt her.'
5 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
high caste Brahmin, her fowk killt in some bluid lettin atween t
1 matches


Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
morie sers mei richt, hei wis killt accidently, whan trainin tae
e gat wurk i Wast Afrika, wis killt i sum brulziement or ither wi
whan hei wur killt ae day, wi his ain tractor, w
w) i the 1939-45 War, bot wis killt, gin A mynd richt, in
4 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
an whuskers! Shae'll git mae killt, es sure es ferrets ir ferret on page 33
thocht Alice, "they'll hae it killt in a day or twa. Wud it naw b on page 61
shane, shae'd git iveryboadie killt, aal roon. (It wus the last r on page 87

3 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
an ower thair brithers tae be killt, an faithers thair weans; an on page 9

2 matches

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