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Use in varieties of Scots

knocks Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words7.5 7.7 5.4 0 14.3 0 13.6
Number of occurrences127 2 0 1 0 2
Number of authors9 5 2 1 1

Occurrences of knocks in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
oor. It wis yin ae they polis knocks, ken? the yins that aboot tak on page 16
Park. A proper school ae hard knocks. The buildin auld and run doo on page 188

2 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
knocks on meh front door on page 77

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
pishes the couch yae nicht or knocks owre on page 120

1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ade who uncharacteristically, knocks it back an runs ahead tae ask
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Clyde Built, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
then a succession ay forceful knocks, like the bloody polis at yer
1 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
mbarrassing him like that. He knocks uz ontae the bed wi his fist,
1 matches


Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
eeks, fins an tae e chiel att knocks, e doorie will be opent. on page 15

1 matches

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
he day we've maistly explored knocks, braes, shanks, heughs, haugh (2020) twitter link


Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
I dunna kaen. Sometin lik dat knocks da wit fae you. You loss your
1 matches


Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
ks wull fin, an tae hïm that knocks, tha dure wull apen. If a sin on page 89
tha waddin, sae that whan he knocks yis can apen tha dure tae hï on page 92

2 matches

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