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kirkyaird Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words26.8 29.7 19.1 0 0 0 61.4
Number of occurrences4327 7 0 0 0 9
Number of authors12 7 3 2

Occurrences of kirkyaird in Corpus

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
n, but some o them, like 'The Kirkyaird Ghost', hae a truly ancient p on page 10
The Kirkyaird Ghost on page 62
nouadays, An richt enough the kirkyaird wis near gnough @ quarter o a on page 63
o the auld dry-stane wa o the kirkyaird wi the auld gravestones loomi on page 64
he win, "ye ken fine that the kirkyaird is hauntit, dinnae be daft. J on page 65
Also on pages 66, 68
13 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
itter hairst in Tynron's auld Kirkyaird, on page 20
thaim in Balmaclellan's auld kirkyaird, on page 21
Nae pechin lungs or kirkyaird-hoast nor pally-fittitness; on page 124

3 matches

Robertson, James Melt (Yin), (Kettillonia 2001) Lallans, poetry
On ma kirkyaird neebors, gash an sax fuit dou
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
veisitit the kirkyaird at Aibercorn firstlins, ti es
zer frae hiz munt an inti the kirkyaird.
2 matches

Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
™s fun. We goat awa frae that kirkyaird as fast us we cuid. We wiz on
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
. The Farr Stane staunds in a kirkyaird at the mooth o the fertile st
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
n in ilka airt. St Machar’s kirkyaird juist by Aiberdeen University
the trauchle o gangin tae the kirkyaird an fechtin wi faimilies an gr
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
e wis pit in the grund in the kirkyaird at Elgin, an still there isna
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
pit a few new lairs in their kirkyaird, when their current, centurie
wis stappit fu. The extended kirkyaird wad ruin the bonnie view fae
2 matches

@billykayscot tweeted
on Youtube. Ye can veisit the kirkyaird an see the monument. Pouerfu (2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
meltit the snaa, floodin the kirkyaird wi waarmth an licht. An syne on page 78

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
Maist o the heidsteens in its kirkyaird war ordnar eneuch, aa bar een
the douce, quate fowk in the kirkyaird. Minnie Bruce passed by the w
Laird beeriet in Steenhillock kirkyaird at the verra back yett o the
ell. The smaaest steen in the kirkyaird wis vrocht in the shape o a h
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
kists that lie in the Machar kirkyaird this Nor East Yule. Storm wau
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Widney’s Fuil, (Mak Forrit 2017) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
in a turnie doun tae Langside kirkyaird, tae see for masel the place
1 matches


Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Tha oul Kirkyaird is a gye eldrich kin o place. on page 8
For doon at tha hint o tha kirkyaird, on page 9
An set aff tae tha kirkyaird her lane. on page 10
video caa fae tha mirk o tha kirkyaird, on page 11

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@the_gellick tweeted
Stane skull in the aul kirkyaird. If you tak a dander doon on (2014) twitter link
Heidstane in Comber Kirkyaird. John McKebin (1710) fae "Bel (2015) twitter link

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