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knees Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words56 46.2 59.9 105.6 114.3 23.3 88.6
Number of occurrences9042 22 3 8 2 13
Number of authors41 19 8 2 6 2 4

Occurrences of knees in Corpus

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Robertson, James Black Cuddy, (Scottish Book Trust 2019) Lallans, prose
Lang Sandy wis up tae his knees in the loch. He wis still as on page 2

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
volcanoes that cam up tae his knees. An he used the deid volcano on page 63
volcanoes that cam up tae my knees, an ane o them mibbies deid f on page 66

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
The Prince's knees had turnt tae jeely! on page 6

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
e Aldo hus crashed oantae his knees. on page 42

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
think he or she is the bee's knees. on page 1
eatin their dinner, on their knees in front o the telly. Their d on page 20
are. We're aye eatin aff wir knees and watchin the telly.' on page 22
e o fish and pittin it on his knees. "Turn on the telly and let's on page 49
l. The breeks raxed ablow her knees, and fae there on doon she wo on page 77
Also on pages 106
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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
skint knees, it's nature that his on page 12
an bring misel ti meh knees. on page 18
tin fire ti thi bins we skint knees, on page 52

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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
s were taen aff jist alow the knees; an operation he saw wi his a on page 43

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ot blue jeans that've got nae knees in them. on page 76
lue Stramash jeans wi the nae knees an this T-shirt wi Tiger Jack on page 77

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Durin eichty-fowr ma knees wir away, on page 76
gif his knees knockt thegaithir he's 'Hen-t on page 118

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Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
he thocht wis jist the bee's knees, but it wisna a patch on Doug on page 2

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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
scaitered atween the upraised knees o hills or held in a laverock on page ix
Short skirts and aw wi knees as nakit as pale bum cheeks, on page 25
Firelichtin on her knees, on page 97

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Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
ice and he wis on his knees, his fingirs scrafflin for a
1 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
and, gettin doun on her knees, begun tae recite wi a
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
ied a wee tug abuin his breek knees but settled back in his chair
her that he haes tae jouk his knees tae win contack, an sicna dee
2 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
e crouches down so I hear her knees crack an Ah take ma hauns aff
1 matches

McKinlay, Kieran Walk Way to Fame, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
ots ah couldny believe it, ma knees were shakin like ah leaf. Ah
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Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
a scruffy wee cunt, aw skint knees an snotters but ah took tae h
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Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
heid. Then he got doon on his knees and bowed tae each lama in tu
1 matches

Chalmers, Aimee Lallans 59 - Joukene Poukerie, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
feet. Yer taes turnt in. Yer knees was cauld.
rs, tuckit yer coat ahent yer knees sae it wuidnae get weet. Ye p
et and rubbed the backs o yer knees.
queer slant. Ye screivit yer knees, twistit yer ankle. Yer guid
4 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
could o been dinged tae their knees but we were stieve. The Briti
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@MartinBroon tweeted
001 A wuz gonna disagree, but knees and ankles, aye no whit ye me(2020) search twitter

@DABArbuckle tweeted
ht the entire country tae its knees?(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
bringing your country to its knees yesterday with your draconian (2020) twitter link
geon scotland is aboot on its knees as it is m8 - weer jist abou (2020) twitter link
ospitality industry is on its knees due to the ridiculous measure (2021) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
s, Ah jist hack em aff bi the knees an they fit perfeck." on page 21
Morrice wis riddy te go. His knees war shakkin es he trailt ahin on page 41
. "Ess place is jist the bees-knees." on page 43
hid te sit up aa nicht wi yer knees in the fndge." on page 44

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Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
near deminted. She wis on her knees noo, on the gairden path, her on page 8

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Knees up, fattie!" Joyce turnt an g on page 8
Ah'm gaun te bi sittin wi ma knees roon ma lugs." on page 9
great ryver o a hole in baith knees. on page 11
id Donald. "Are ye throwe the knees o yer last een?" on page 36

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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
iss he plappit doon at Jesus knees an said, "Haud awa fae ma, Lo on page 87

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Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
aneath her knees an up under her oxters (Passi
r, en Jonsar gaed doon on his knees an, starts tae
2 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
in the least. The only 'on my knees' bit I wiz gan tae dee wiz fa
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
bies oot ontae the street. My knees gave a buckle at the sight as
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Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
'll eat ye!” Wully felt his knees turn tae water at this and th
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Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
by this time wiz near on her knees wi the fear and got oot o the
on the steps gye canny wi her knees near bucklin fae ablow her. S
in her mind and she felt her knees knockin wi fear. Seein how cl
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Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
as he booed his knees, lowped inno the air, an laun
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@daleser23 tweeted
tClubFails fuck aye. Uptae ma knees in fuckin cowpat(2013) search twitter


Hall, Simon W. The Orkney Gruffalo, (Itchy Coo 2015 ISBN: 978-1785300066) Orkney, weans
"He haes knobbly knees, an each toe haes a hook, on page 6
He haes knobbly knees, an each toe haes a hook, on page 12

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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
id wis me grootan aboot on me knees that he didno understand. Bit on page 21

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Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
-hol: shö guid doon apon her knees an lookit alang da passage in on page 11
hö hed ta geng doon apon her knees apo da flör: in anidder meen on page 26

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Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
s holy place. - Dere on your knees lift up your haerts, an be aw on page 17

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Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
an leavin red welts up ta me knees. What a sweet, fresh smell!
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Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
ks du's fast? Watch dis! High knees? Triple - ups? Watch an weep!
ooged up, der airms aboot der knees starin blank. Dey'll come an
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Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
en meenits, John fell tae his knees, cripple an crooked lik an au
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Irvine, Chloe Untitled Poem, (The Scotsman 2021) Shetland - Whalsay, poetry
Me knees dyeen wäek, me hands start t
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Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
yer airms clappit tae yer knees luik incredibly thin on page 43

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Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
ma wee quyne. At ma knees,
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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
shae crosst hir hauns on hir knees, es if shae wus sayin hir les on page 19

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Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Were clarted tae ma knees. on page 16
An drapped doon tae ma knees. on page 18
rough tha gairden, bucklin ma knees on page 22

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Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
rosie, an he got doon on hïs knees afore hïm an saed, "Loard, on page 8
Hoose cum an got doon on hïs knees afore hïm an saed, "Ma wee d on page 9
r saa thïs, he faad on hïs knees afore Jesus an sayed, on page 77
stane, an he got doon on hïs knees an prayed, sayin, "Faither, on page 107

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King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
ut stangit the BMX cuts on ma knees.
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