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knife Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words34.9 28.6 57.2 0 42.9 46.6 13.6
Number of occurrences5626 21 0 3 4 2
Number of authors28 15 8 2 2 1

Occurrences of knife in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
teid o daein that, she took a knife and cut oot the hert o the ca on page 70

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
His orders were: 'Knife the wee nyaff!' on page 23

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
atmosphere in the room wae 4 knife. Ma hert's still beatin like on page 134
through the paper like a hoat knife through butter. This little y on page 152

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
its socket. Matilda took the knife she had been eatin wi, and th on page 39
ntae the room, brandishin her knife. 'Stick 'em upr she yelloched on page 40
en go and get it. And bring a knife tae cut it wi.' on page 117
The laddie picked up the knife and wis aboot tae cut the cak on page 119
it oot. Then he pit doon the knife and took the claggie thing in on page 121
Also on pages 122
6 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
tae stick William wi his ain knife. Our hero wis haein nane o th on page 23
phere on the drill flair wi a knife thon day. on page 52

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
und o her daith cut him lik a knife, on page 17

1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
A knife, a father's throat had mangle
A knife, a faither's throat haed mang
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ry noo an then lay doon their knife and fork, to caw for yill, or
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
n o austerity faws like a hot knife on butter on aw maitters cult
1 matches

Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
haun’ ’e hud a shooge big knife whoat ’e waved ut us. We go
1 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
Mah maw gies mah granda a wee knife an he goes tae start carvin.
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
side o the neep wi the tattie knife. But it wis oor aulder brithe
1 matches

Letford, William Bevel, (Carcanet 2012 ISBN: 978 1 84777 192 6) Lallans - Stirling, poetry
Slate Knife Mcallum shouted fae the roof
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ye tae. Where did ye get the knife?’ He shuffles awkwardly lik
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
he rasps an pulls a lock-back knife oot his back bin, flickin it
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ae the hoose like a hauf shut knife and up tae the bedroom. Ma he
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
warld an 'Spanky' his palette knife for a plectrum, mellin wi the
1 matches

@billykayscot tweeted
muckle agricultural implement/knife for sneddin corn/sugar cane/t(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
o er. She's like a bladeless knife wi' oot a hunnel." on page 15
Jock lickit the butter aff is knife an steered is tay wi't "Ah wi on page 22
an yer sleeve. Nae lickin yer knife, or aiven wirse - yer plate. on page 53

4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
sigh as he dooned his fork an knife an lookit up it Joyce. "Surel on page 6

1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
fer feel wi a knife. He wis cuttin the binder tow
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
ep frae the foun o a pan wi a knife, garrin it skreich like a ban
t cut through wi a horseman's knife
an her hairt cuttit oot wi a knife, an her beens left oot on the
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
tae gyang unner the surgeon's knife.
byordnar fear o the surgeon's knife."
ear ready tae gyang unner the knife. Jenny grippit his haun as th
3 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
did and-aa. She used tae say knife like ‘k-nife’. Nae word o
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
mannies pooch wi a pen knife an car keys. Teenie Pence hid
1 matches

Lawrie, Alistair Caw, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2020) Doric - Stonehaven, prose
lyin there wi a great muckle knife; as the big yin stretches bac
upwards wi baith hauns on the knife. Right in the fuckin thrapple
2 matches

@d_anderson878 tweeted
@JamieFairbairn1 Knife tae stairt an ice cream scoop(2020) search twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted
@TGIFridaysUK an pick up huge knife tae aet ah aye feel like Ramb(2016) search twitter
ing towards his victim with a knife clamped firmly between his te(2018) search twitter
Oi! Rinder! Ah’ve gotten yer knife, fork, speen an teaspeen an a(2018) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
aftcollect Fer speed, dice wi knife, then sharp ice cream scoop, (2020) twitter link


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
t your finger richt deep wi a knife he'll usually blöd; an shö on page 13
ever a clined him wi da bread-knife." on page 26

2 matches

Tait, Christian Da Hegri, (Shetland For Wirds 2001) Shetland, poetry
ed oot bi da wadder’s sharp knife.
1 matches


Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
nose, the shape o Gallowa. A knife on page 201

1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
cut eer finger awfy deep wi a knife, eet usually bleeds; an she h on page 12
ae hae put eet in wi th breed-knife." on page 68
While th Panther received knife an fork wi a growl, on page 104

3 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
cut yer finger wile deep wi a knife, it gye an aften bleeds; an s on page 13
Whiles the Panther recewed knife an furk wi a groul, on page 105

2 matches

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