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knee Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words36.7 23.1 43.6 105.6 71.4 93.2 40.9
Number of occurrences5921 16 3 5 8 6
Number of authors35 15 10 2 2 4 2

Occurrences of knee in Corpus

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
a mug she wis balancin on her knee. on page 185

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
that yi hid fae eh wiz knee-heh. on page 51
emember rite back, fae wi wir knee-heh on page 72

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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
e wis. As Couttie fell tae ae knee afore his sovereign. Jamie po on page 17

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
An limpin wi an injured knee, Whilk hud been pin't, on page 34

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Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
he poodered bane o a wombat's knee. on page 15

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Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
praise tae Oor Lady o Woundit Knee. on page 79
mini Young Yin asleep on his knee. on page 154

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
aur we dinnae hae tae bou the knee tae politicians wha are nae m
1 matches

McArthur, Kaydi Rich n Peer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Banff, prose
d his fiddle in half ower his knee.
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Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
pittin a plaister on a skint knee. But, it aye wis dinnit intae
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 147, (self-published 2006) Lallans, newspaper
hen Tartuffe touches Elvire's knee, pretendin tae be checkin the
e only thing that's felt's ma knee."
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Granny, A've cut ma knee.
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Geraghty, Martin A Bad Sport, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
rtin. Am sittin’ on the wee knee-high wall opposite the parkin
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
, when a ba’ took me in the knee, as A stopped anithir ba’ h
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
that’s why A hae a buggered knee? A ken aboot hittin’ the wa
1 matches

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
r some wid. With a sore back, knee and tendinitis of my Achilles(2020) search twitter

@ClashCityClarky tweeted
@Historic_Ally knee biddy tocks lik thon noordaze(2019) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
@LightGotta Scythed below the knee. A mere scratch!(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
h n irish lads not taking the knee - its all about choice - re (2021) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
sittin jigglin aboot oan his knee, er lang yalla hair flappin i on page 45
e place wis in: the girse wis knee-deep an mam's 'bonny' gairden on page 86

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Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
oose? Me that dysted ye on mi knee afore ye kent richt fae wrang on page 8

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
it the edge o the scur| on ma knee an lookit in - it wis nippy on page 64
aist an haalin her ontill his knee. "It's jist chyngin. An selli on page 96

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Johnstone, Ian Tuney Loon's low doon, (The Fraserburgh Herald 2000) Doric, newspaper
us thocht amang us when I wis knee high tae a grasshopper (as we
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
man sunk it's teeth intae the knee
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Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
ank, frae horned hoof tae the knee. Bi this, the twa quines jelo
lang hose tucked in aneth his knee-length breeks, an a thick twe
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Gauld, Ilene Ilene Gauld - Piper and Poet, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Keith, poetry
thered us A’ roon aboot ees knee.
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
but wid niver come ontae her knee.
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
like yon forkietail aside yer knee.”
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@d_anderson878 tweeted
pickit it up at ma faither's knee (lantren makkin wis the bbq o(2020) search twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
naldTrump pittin' ye ower his knee and skelpin' yer erse!(2016) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
ef should o took him ower his knee an skelpit his erse.(2020) search twitter


Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
An dobbid Jeemick's knee's. on page 38

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@peediepuss tweeted
rumstick is the bit below the knee, so we mibbe better cry it th (2021) twitter link
I doot the school of 'Mothers knee' has long since closed.(2020) search twitter


Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
He starts aff bent doon, one knee on da grund while he gets his
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Walterson, Barbara Da Trow o’ Fogla Skerry, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
ok a double glance at my left knee. I looked doon efter him an n
doon efter him an noteesed my knee haed a muckle scrip on it, da
lked lookin at da scrip on my knee, tinkin aboot da trow and wha
eld in een, edgin taewards my knee. Da trow wis back and helpin
4 matches


Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
at ma mither's knee. on page 31

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Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
at rememberin tae bow the knee on page 53

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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
mble voice, gaun doon oan yin knee as ei spoke, "oo were tryin-" on page 80
n piece, an went doon oan yin knee. "Ah'm a pair man, eer Majest on page 112
reedin oot th verses oan heis knee, an lookin at thum wi yin ey; on page 120
sy hauns were clasped oan hur knee, an th bricht eager eyes were on page 123

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@jamie_ginger tweeted
@gillan_ross gid gane is the knee better now?? #minimofarah(2012) search twitter


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
humble tone, gan doon on yin knee whin hae spoke, "wae wur tryi on page 81
n butter, an went doon on yin knee. "A'm a peur man, yer Majesty on page 113
readin oot the verses on haes knee, an luking at thim wi yin ee; on page 121
oty hauns wur claspt upon hir knee, an the bricht eager een wur on page 124

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Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
a bluidy an cut aff ablow tha knee. She sut quate awee an then s
1 matches

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