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aback Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words14.5 14 6.9 35.3 36.1 0 35.2 0
Number of occurrences226 12 1 0 3 0
Number of authors6 4 1 3

Occurrences of aback in Corpus

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Hall, Simon W. The Orkney Gruffalo, (Itchy Coo 2015 ISBN: 978-1785300066) Orkney, weans
"Ah'm taen aback!" said the Gruffalo. on page 19

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
tak it aa in, I wis that taen aback, and I speired him ti repeat on page 70

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
his puss he wis visibly taken aback wae ma reaction. on page 118

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Jennifer souns a bittie teen aback. "Ah dinna wint te git in yer on page 80

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
dis it." Jesus wis some teen aback bi e chiel an said tae e fowk on page 16
riah saw him he wis some teen aback an rael feert. Bit the angel on page 79
them att heard him were teen aback at foo clivver he wis wi his on page 83
bbath days, an they were teen aback bi his preachin an e pooer o on page 86

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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
an awards, sae A'm fair taen aback that this is his first ingait
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
He wis taen aback by this want o flyting. He st
1 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
washed up on the bankin, taen aback
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
you?" The bobby wis fer teen aback wi Jonsar Eck bein sae
fer teen aback, he gaed his heid a scrat an
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
lads. I wis fer teen aback bit, thocht fit wye nae." Och
Jonsar Eck wis teen a wee bit aback
fermer wis fer teen aback an stated, "I could pit intae
3 matches

Clark, Sara Scot Free -The Psychic Cost O Uisin Scots, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
Which is hou ah wis that taen aback the first time ah heard aboot
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
dae a shift an wis a bit taen aback whan he wis left on his ain t
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
t was growin; an she was taen aback tae finnd that she stiyed th
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
those too!” Jessie wiz teen aback by this and smiled at Mistres
e hoose and she wiz fair teen aback at the size o it an aa the fa
2 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
centuries, yin tends tae leuk aback til ain’s bairnheid days wi
1 matches

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