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knave Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words11.8 1.1 0 0 0 104.9 61.4
Number of occurrences191 0 0 0 9 9
Number of authors3 1 1 1

Occurrences of knave in Corpus

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
hon; ‘Wha wuid be a traitor knave,/ Wha sae base as be a slave?
1 matches


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
noticin hur. Then followed th Knave o Hairts, carryin th King's c on page 78
y awa frae um, an said tae th Knave "Turn thum ower!" on page 80
as th hale pack o cairds: th Knave was standin aheid o thum, in on page 107
Th Knave o Hairts, hei stole thae tart on page 109
"Please eer Majesty," said th Knave, "Ah didnae write eet, an the on page 118
Also on pages 120
9 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
hir. Thin baehin that wus the Knave o Hairts, cairryin the King's on page 79
are an angry, an said tae the Knave, "Turn thim ower!" on page 81
s the hale pack o cairds: the Knave wus stannin afore thim, in ch on page 108
The Knave o Hairts, hae stole those tar on page 110
Please yer Majesty," said the Knave, "A didnae scrieve it, an the on page 119
Also on pages 121, 122
9 matches

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