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knives Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words5.6 4.4 13.6 0 0 0 0
Number of occurrences94 5 0 0 0 0
Number of authors4 2 2

Occurrences of knives in Corpus

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
'It's time tae get the big knives oot! on page 23

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
A hunner knives gang slice, slice, slice; on page 91
r scran! There'll be nae mair knives and forks tae pit oot on the on page 107

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
The knives wir oot, they saw the chance, on page 31

1 matches


Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
fit drappit frae the gutters' knives. The weemin wir booed ower a
ir booed ower a heeze o fish, knives flashin bricht in the cauld s
weel-kent skeer o surgeons an knives. He thocht quick an syne leed
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
ed awa the ashets an forks an knives an tuik her cheer ower tae th
1 matches

Lawrie, Alistair Caw, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2020) Doric - Stonehaven, prose
es afore they’re at it like knives, ruggin at each ither’s cla
1 matches

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