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abuin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words96.2 141.1 7.9 37.1 0 270.9 0
Number of occurrences171142 3 2 0 24 0
Number of authors33 26 1 1 5

Occurrences of abuin in Corpus

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
wfin purple broo on the shelf abuin the sink in the bathroom alan on page 52
n set the bottle on the shelf abuin the sink, takkin tent tae pit on page 53
She wis abuin aw a frichtsome wumman. She w on page 76
feart fae the Gorgon towerin abuin him. on page 135
and there wis a single press abuin the shelf. On the shelf there on page 180

5 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Abuin the Rhinns o Kells it soars o on page 14
Smeek lazily drifts abuin Moniave, on page 15
Abuin Cormilligan's virginal bield, on page 20
he glegsome buoyancy tae rise abuin the lave; an that wisdom, rai on page 100
y philosophy. In these poems, abuin aa, as Pope said, 'Horace sti on page 101
Also on pages 139
6 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
er, he wis hoverin twa metres abuin the groond. on page 8
w ane o the doughnuts hoverin abuin them. Whan the driver saw the on page 9
b. If they see a blade growin abuin the level o the ithers, they on page 12

3 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
e sunset like strands o clood abuin the west. Still dreams. That' on page ix
hae mair'n bairns that staund abuin us aw, thare in foriverness f on page x
s, Mars - and wistful fields abuin the laund on page 7
roots mirrors o the branches abuin on page 13
Auld Reekie, whan architects abuin decreed frae Leith on page 15
Also on pages 21, 37, 39, 92, 129, 135, 141, 142, 153
14 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
an instance, in the sentence abuin, the word 'is' wad hae tae ch on page 32
Compare the Burns text (abuin) tae this wale oot o Janet Pa on page 33
matic uiss. In ma wee minding abuin A 'catch the tail end' o the on page 34
ediomatic phenomena descrived abuin, it's warth takkin a bittie t on page 36
Neither leet abuin is the hinmaist word - thay on page 37
Also on pages 40, 63
9 matches

Travers, Martin A Nappie Lassie Blethers tae a Fritter, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, script
Aw chairacters abuin tae bes played bi wan female on page 1

1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
s o HG Wells an Ray Bradbury. Abuin aw ithers Mairs is the warld
sed in pairts 6 mile in hecht abuin the lave o the landscape. Ala
Abuin aw, Seturn is namely for its
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 168, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
In fack, on paper onywey, the abuin exemplars juist taks the rela
Abuin the sklentan loch geese cowp
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
Amang ither things the abuin report shaws some gey surpris
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
, ye can contack masel on the abuin e-mail address for files, dis
ockapentie chiels' bein 'faur abuin puir scuffie jyners', that he
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
menseful orthography. For the abuin, for example:
e "guid", "buid", "shuin" an "abuin". It dis offer "wud" an "wid"
haesna sorted muckle, ower an abuin the scomfishin o apostrophes.
rns see the'r a Scots langage abuin an ayont their ain dialeck, b
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
He gied a wee tug abuin his breek knees but settled b
nk on o liftin Airchie's hert abuin. "I ca'a believe I'v no been
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
n pynt. It's like A'v a pound abuin what A should hiv. Thon paper
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
the star o Bethlehem stappin abuin the stable, garrin some o us
Abuin aa this, a writer dis, need o
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
rn, like's shawn in the quote abuin fae the aerly 20t century nov
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Post-Its, (sandyfleming.org 2005) Lallans - East Lothian, poetry
promotit abuin my fit.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
nt haes duin aboot pittin the abuin requirement intae action, the
The launch o the abuin document is expeckit tae kyth
2 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
Wair wes muivin in the air abuin an in the yird ablo an aroun
re i the bank opposeit, juist abuin the wattir’s ege, kep hiz e
inkie wattir-syde residentin, abuin fluid lavell an hyne awaw fra
e, sklimmed up intil hiz holl abuin, an eftir a wie kythit stauch
4 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
at terminat wi’in the flair abuin,
the waw-steid fur sax fluirs abuin, sae A
n he hed the plece ti hissel. Abuin aw els, Tammas Grunstane soch
the Inglish loue sicna dyvert abuin aw ithers.
brae heid ower-abuin Dalkeith whaur ye cuid vissie
12 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 177, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
ites aboot"...aa braid Lanark abuin them", "...the wecht o the wu
m", "...the wecht o the wurld abuin them tae lousin tyme..." an "
nority, they still punch weel abuin thair wecht wi the skaith the
In the licht o thae abuin consaits, Scots Tung maks a p
4 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
ustly marginalised community. Abuin aw, the scunneration wi whit
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
abuin Collins Gem, Scots Dictionary
1 matches

Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
The chairt abuin shaws the English national de
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Effeirin tae the formal: Laitinate lendwirds in Scots, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
The quote abuin frae Graham Tulloch, as weel
aud what we’v aaready notit abuin. And whaur a Latinate wird le
2 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
an Baroque componers mentiont abuin. Listen here (Spotify accoont
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
e helpit set him a wee bittie abuin the common fowk, offerin him
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
biggit, wi ramparts fifty fit abuin the sea, an a deep well for c
names an featurs. As outlined abuin, the Pechts gied us a kist o
2 matches

Heather, Alistair The porage revolution: Hou porage cam tae mak Scotland habitable, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
pouer fae the fertile launds abuin the Nile. The great Sphinx wi
birlin o the heivenly bodies abuin their heids. It gied fowk a c
2 matches

Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
t o meltit it intae his flesh abuin his breist. The whummle o the
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
e mair wirds spoken than thon abuin.
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Halloween, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
the gless witchin bowl hingin abuin the lintel at the ootside doo
for the scone! A lang string abuin oor heids atween the door an
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Daein it yersel, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
r coorse than fine an hairdly abuin ma guidman’s cornflakes box
1 matches

Hodgart, John Scots Language Act: Oor weans hae richt tae see mither tung respectit, (The National 2021) Lallans - North Ayrshire, newspaper
Scots Language Dictionaries. Abuin aw, they hae adoptit positive
1 matches

Pennie, Ellen The Wheesht, (Scots Hoose 2021) Lallans - Greenock, poetry
nae thole the dark an the sky abuin ye’s black
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
Faur abuin, Athena wis jist feenisht an
otaur, an every time I danced abuin the Labyrinth, I ettled no ta
e. Altho the Minotaur tooered abuin him, he wis able tae flit abo
Sae noo I dance on the cloods abuin ye, hert-seik for the hame I
an they were suin glidin faur abuin the Cretan coast. At first, I
5 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 114, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ope taen a loup forrit at the abuin collogue (10/4/03) when it wi
ead wi imagination; hysted it abuin the mundane. He set the prece
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
e the Scots Pairlament in the abuin mentioned "can ye dig wir new
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 116, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
esca University is haudin the abuin poetry competition for verse
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Had loupit clean abuin his heid.
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
airger ettle that taks in the abuin European Convention an the Ac
on for the reproduction o the abuin 3 extracks.
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ystit the 'best sellers' flag abuin twa o thae buiks in particlar
1 matches

Purdie, David C. Lallans 59 - Sanct Hub’s, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
an intil the lift, heich abuin the Caistle,
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
s up the windae o the chaumer abuin, castin oorie, swippert shaid
an he lauchs. It wis aa weel abuin onything he’d ever daured h
2 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
Mrs Anderson wis in the flat abuin us, across the landing frae P
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Animal Ferm: Chapter I, (Mak Forrit 2021) Lallans, prose
cutty lave o your lifes! And abuin aa, pass doun this message o
Aa Man’s laits is evil. And abuin aa, nae animal maun iver tyra
2 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
they fund a daurk niche a wee abuin the flair, an scrauchlet inta
- bit that brocht a monk fae abuin, smilin
a hatch in a ceilin twal feet abuin.
cooin saftly. Twal feet again abuin her heid the waa endit in an
which fluttert ontae a ledge abuin thair heids. “Wad ye like m
6 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
lamations sib tae the history abuin in the PDF document that’s
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit The Embra Greement, (Scots Language Centre 2012) Lallans, government
cairry oot the abuin wark for the referendum on Sc
ane o the abuin that the rules is fair an awb
2 matches

Durie, Nick The Best o the Baith o Thaim, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
tae puirtith and idleset, and abuin the lave, back tae kennin the
1 matches

Mackintosh, Henrietta A Tale o Twa Leids: Gaelic, Scots an smoorin wi luve, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
As I said abuin, I am no scrievin this tae ta
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Tae see oorsels as we see ithers, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
in a threshaud o support faur abuin whit the govrenment itsel ach
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Votin isna Democracy. But..., (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
elements interlocks. Tak the abuin ensaumple o the Tories wantin
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
THE abuin shop is tae be fund at 24 Cou
, sodger, academic, makar an, abuin aw a passionate Scot, is haud
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
flecktions on life itsel. The abuin title for the ongaun wis foon
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ns juist a dialeck wi thochts abuin its staunin. He shuid try tel
THE abuin is the title o a licht-hertit
tae dae wi the excuises gien abuin. Tae stert wi, for aw the mea
3 matches

Clark, Thomas Till Houletgless an the Soond o Money, (The Scores 2018) Lallans, prose
The een abuin the hostler’s smile wir fou
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
ll suin be biggit on the hill abuin the Cabrach, an the spakes o
1 matches

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted
eacock @Galileobooks "And far abuin the Angus Straths I saw the w(2018) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
lisked here for jist saiconts abuin the Tay fae ma office windae.(2020) search twitter
ature fleein the rainbow flag abuin the Tay earlier this dreich d(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
Naebody is abuin the Law, includin royalty. Pr(2020) search twitter

@StuartPoet tweeted
s leid fir tae mak oot whit's abuin.(2020) search twitter


Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
er the city an beyond fae 92m abuin the grund. If ye funcy a trea on page 13

1 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
isters fa haed flown the nest abuin oor door ’ithoot her. Quick
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Naewey tae bide, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
e’v got it if ye hae a ruif abuin yer heid, an foo easily it co
1 matches


Hershaw, William Seivin Verses for GMB, (Scottish Poetry Library 2015) Orkney, poetry
on the hill abuin Eynhallow
abuin our clash and stouer.
2 matches


Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
shilpit widden shacks abuin broon glaur on page 5
fae skytin stanes abuin it, on page 7

2 matches

Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Abuin The Hill Fuits (for Bill Find on page 58
o the hills abuin. on page 59
Abuin the trees, abuin the snaw, abuin the cloods, on page 65

6 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
abuin us? or wis it a sense o guilt on page 191

1 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
or labour, fae skytin stanes abuin it tae skipperin ships across on page 1

1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
Ayebydinlie the licht an mirk abuin tak turn;
the quaet lift abuin---
The monkeys girn dulesum abuin.
til ma wee bit biggin here abuin,
can see baith peaks. Abuin
8 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
undin, weel up the brae face, abuin the Borth’ick waitter, forn
wae agrouf on the brae, juist abuin the
ot appearinlie the Guid Laird abuin wis wi thum at day, kis the m
and the fluir it praisent is abuin onie anticipated flude
Braidley ferm hill, juist up abuin yon waitterfa anenst the road
6 matches

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