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knock Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words41.7 40.7 59.9 70.4 0 23.3 27.3
Number of occurrences6737 22 2 0 2 4
Number of authors36 18 11 1 2 4

Occurrences of knock in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
vennels. Whit for did they no knock doun the hale bluidy area in on page 70

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ae naewhere. In the form ae a knock at the front door. It wis ma on page 187
ng egged oan by his mates tae knock Aldo oot. But before he could on page 199

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
ane that's hard ti knock. on page 36
a knock-oot competition that wiz comp on page 52

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
good fecht. They managed tae knock a couple o their attackers ta on page 17
e an chappit on the door. The knock was answert by a wee maidie w on page 34

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
how Chris Rice had gave her a knock back. on page 27
them went intae this shop tae knock stuff, an the lassie that wis on page 82
ythin cause ah wisnae gaunnae knock back the chance ae gettin som on page 96
Harpreet, but aw she did wis knock aw the Midget Gems an the jel on page 121
News Ae The World we used tae knock the bottles ae milk that the on page 140

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Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
KNOCK KNOCK! on page 19

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
race and, in 39 pc goat him a knock-doon tae Rome's fore-maist ar on page 101
tae chainge they'd maist like knock it back. They say they juist on page 103
They'd aa knock him back in a meenit, on page 104
tlin fur Horace tae gie him a knock-doon tae Maecenas. The accoun on page 123
me a knock-doon tae the big man, ah'd da on page 125

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Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
Geordie keeked at the kitchen knock. The time wis five past ten. on page 14

1 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
te's almaist certainly gonnae knock ma confidence. But at the end on page 23
There's a knock oan the door. Mammy opens it on page 32

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Robertson, James Melt (Yin), (Kettillonia 2001) Lallans, poetry
Wheenges alang wi the auld knock's hoastin tick.
1 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
opent tae oor knock. An then again in the damp on
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Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
in and oot – these guys can knock back a coffee in the time it
1 matches

McKinlay, Kieran Walk Way to Fame, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
Ah heard a knock oan the door, ma stomach wis
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
a smell ay dampness that wid knock ye doon. ‘Ye’ll need tae
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
done it again man. Technical knock out. Ah’m oan the canvas, s
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
There’s a knock oan the door. Ah open it. Nae
A knock, gettin unwelcome flashbacks
2 matches

McKillop, Roger The Builders, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
n somethin’ insulated an’ knock aff their han’s wi’ a sti
off at the mains.” Tick. “Knock his hands off with a stick.
off at the mains.” Tick. “Knock his ha……….” Hod oan a
3 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
t him for nae mair nor sellin knock-aff fags, yaisin lethal force
1 matches

@ClashCityClarky tweeted
F @NatGalleriesSco Whit braw! Knock em deid!(2019) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
sselburgh great kitchen for a knock about lol (2020) twitter link
a shock n a half - saw brora knock oot camelon n noo the hertz - (2021) twitter link


Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
r name far yer moo is! Gin ye knock doon a cathedral tae bigg a b on page 8

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Knock yersel oot!" Morrice raxed oo on page 11

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
en tae ye, seek an ye'll fin, knock an e doorie will be opent. Ca on page 15

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Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Jist wi that ere wis a knock at the door, noo fa shood be
knock came tae the front door. Jons
watch the fitba on TV. fin a knock
3 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
er ae setterday fin ere wis a knock at the front door. Fin I answ
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
eg hersel. It wis his job tae knock up the feed men on his wye ta
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
tae get hot she heard a saft knock at the door and her neebour a
1 matches

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
c himmin' Ye bam, Ye couldnae knock eh' stoor aff an auld toon ba(2015) search twitter
s a right bocht een, couldnae knock the stoor aff an auld toon ba(2015) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
@In_Ludo_Veritas Knock em aa doon but keep i carnies(2019) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
on ma backside on the cooch & knock knock every 5 minutes wee kid(2019) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
@AiberdeenQuine Dinna knock it til ye've tried. Better th(2019) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
chers. There is a small hill, Knock heid. In 1620 there's a ref t (2020) twitter link
in Fitehills is on the map as Knock Hill, though fowk cry it The (2020) twitter link
raphy at Banff Academy. Burn, knock, brae, knowe, bin, glen, stra (2020) twitter link
de camping by a glen, strath, knock, haugh, bin, corrie, sgurr, k (2020) twitter link
@LairnScots Knock Dan Ginger, ding dong dash. (2020) twitter link
and 1 other occurrences.


Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
neck. "I think wae'll hae tae knock her right oot afore wae can d on page 15

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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
, if ee were inside, ee micht knock, an Ah could let ee oot, ee k on page 56

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@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
nd drams! It might help me to knock ma heid aff durin sleep patte(2020) search twitter


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
if yae wur inside, yae micht knock, an A cud let yae oot, yae kn on page 57

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Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
n ye'll fin whut ye ir lukin, knock an tha dure'll be apent tae y on page 89

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Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
g. At hame whiles there was a knock but maist o yins jist come on on page 46

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@Angelinekking tweeted
Halloween knock, a penny a stalk. If ye haven(2019) search twitter

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