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airm Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words106.4 36 89.8 126.4 0 67.1 163.6 156.9
Number of occurrences16178 43 0 3 14 23
Number of authors19 6 3 2 6

Occurrences of airm in Corpus

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Robertson, James Black Cuddy, (Scottish Book Trust 2019) Lallans, prose
andit licht as a gliff on her airm. At first she on page 2
she grat. She skelped at her airm, but the cleg wis awa. That'l on page 3
he cauld watter soothered her airm and wis sweet in her thrapple on page 4
ed him the yellae lump on her airm. on page 5

5 matches

Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
ies the leet's as lang as yer airm. Precious hadna seen aw o tha on page 4

1 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
The airm on page 11

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
held her ticht wi his strang airm. on page 23

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
ver mind that.' He grabbed my airm as I wis aboot ti mak fir the on page 72
sie, aa crinoline an parasol, airm-in-airm wi a tall, guid-looki on page 73

3 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
e film, the teacher hus their airm raised fur winnin gold in the on page 22
cunt Mario hus grown a third airm fae somewhere or he's goat a on page 65

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
She jist lifted him up by wan airm and papped him richt oot the on page 103
she's dead prood o her richt airm.' on page 104
then, liftin her muscly richt airm, heezed the hapless laddie sk on page 142

4 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
. It lay in the meenlicht, ae airm o a purple an green shell sui on page 21
, Jock?" Ina pit a han oan is airm. "Ir ye thinkin aboot Alec?" on page 24
kin set o reed underweer wi's airm afore pyntin te a bonny yalla on page 30
a fite toolie faaled ower ae airm an he didna hae a singil hair on page 35
at excited!" Joyce grippit is airm an pyntit te the aeroplane at on page 41
Also on pages 42, 45, 69, 77, 81, 82, 88
13 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1785300691) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
are like ashets, an ower his airm on page 24

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
a agin the dorr, an the ither airm eurlt roon hir heid. Still sh on page 35
"Ugh, sure it's an airm, yer honour!" (Hae pronounce' on page 37
yer honour: but it's still an airm wi aal that." on page 38
gret letter frae baelow haes airm, near enuch es big es himsel, on page 55
he King putt haes haun on hir airm, an said timidly, "Mine, mae on page 81
Also on pages 82, 86, 88, 90, 91, 111
14 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
said this he took Jock by the airm an steerit him oot intae the on page 35
s Tam, his best freen, wi his airm aroun Veronx, Farquhar, a las on page 68

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
e wear these big stupit yella airm bands an aw the boys in the c on page 12
tae try daein it withoot the airm bands, Ah said, Ah cannae. Sh on page 14
whole weekend. When ah pit ma airm on his shoulder ah jist aboot on page 26
aboot somehin. She grabbed ma airm an stoatet ower taewards the on page 37
tet shavin the hair under her airm pits an on her kegs even thou on page 94
Also on pages 95, 150, 154
11 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
taks anither blin man bi tha airm, tha baith o thaim wull faa i on page 9
ons. Hoo pooerfu hïs michtie airm ïs, that can skail thaim tha on page 70

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
The machine had a mechanical airm that shot oot wi dreidfu forc on page 28
,' Mrs Baffie said, pittin an airm aroond Chairlie's skinnymalin on page 35
od and takkin Chairlie by the airm. 'Lea the laddie alane, will on page 54
o them got a haud o her richt airm, and peened it doon. on page 128
nearly come aff the end o his airm. 'Och, I dae congratulate ye! on page 161

7 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
, Morrice." Joyce jiggilt his airm. "Wi're here - looks great, on page 7
Joyce, puttin Morrice in the airm as the loon disappeart. on page 9
ht." Joyce pullt on Morrice's airm. "Ye're nae gaun te fooner, a on page 15
dentical. Ye wore een on ilky airm an proodly showed them aff te on page 20
said Gerald, takkin Elspeth's airm, "bit Ah think Ah'll hiv te t on page 33
Also on pages 47, 56, 80, 96
10 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Lang as yer airm, on page 37
d at his sleeve, squeezin his airm (it turnt blue!), on page 126

2 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
holographic sticker on Kat's airm. It said 'THINK PERJINK!'. on page 16

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
He's shewed foo stoot is his airm; on page 80

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
owled, gruppin Geordie by the airm. 'Bring the medicine! For yea on page 62

1 matches

Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
e cam oot himsel, an laid his airm aboot me shooders an he says
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Pre nuptial, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2012) Shetland, poetry
On his airm
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
He lifted his airm an pynted an A turned tae leu
e collar staunin thare wi his airm oot.
saicont or twa she touches ma airm. Touches ma airm, can ye imag
. Touches ma airm, can ye imagine? A turns aboo
aboot thon wumman touchin ma airm. A dichts ma nose wi ma finge
5 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
e wear these big stupit yella airm bands an aw the boys in the c
tae try daein it withoot the airm bands. Ah said, Ah cannae. Sh
managed a breadth wi oot the airm bands then ah’d be allowed
e. Aff went the stupit rubber airm bands.
e can float wi oot the rubber airm bands wi me haudin ontae her
5 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
the twa o em, een under each airm.
airm, brobbed be the rose bush. Jo
, but tell Susie it's nae her airm at's
She hooked her airm intae Jonsar Eck's then said.
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
e secret wird. She nippit her airm wi her ain sherp nails till s
ks o the gairden. The crookit airm o the rodden wis the soothmai
er heid on his bosie. Ae thin airm creepit oot frae the bedclaes
ely ane, for fit lay wi nit's airm aroion her, an that scrawny a
aroion her, an that scrawny airm still hett, wis bit the morta
5 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
ryin a meikle gourd aneth her airm.
ds o the poem; sae raxxed his airm aroon her. She beeriet hersel
Fin he'd left, she curled her airm throwe her brither's. "Hurry
tither, he tuik his mither's airm an smiled at her.
4 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
ern bowts thik as a man’s airm. Thai wes ben Frie Scotland.
wyted. John pit hiz airm roun Mirren, fur thai wes nou
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
tae the radio, wan airm restin on the rolled-doon win
f the shore, couples strollin airm in airm, cloudless sky and lo
in airm, cloudless sky and lovely mou
3 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
Da unlivin corpse lifted its airm, an its hand began tae glow
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Rid han at airm’s lenth
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Aw Aboard! The fecht for the Scots language stairts the day!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans - Borders, blog
sibility wad be a shot in the airm for the language that'd mak P
1 matches

McKinlay, Kieran Walk Way to Fame, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
carryin a clupboard under his airm. He stood in the middle eh th
1 matches

Bowie, Tyler Stookie, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
ey discovered a hid broken ma airm. Noo am ina bloody cast fae t
f ma fingers tae the tap o ma airm. Ma messages were still lying
n lookit at the stookie on ma airm and windered foo a wis gaen t
3 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
w aginst th door, an th ither airm curled roond hur heid. Still
a last resource, she put yin airm oot o th windae, an yin fit u
“An airm, ye dafty! Whae e’er saw yi
b’ producin frae under heis airm a muckle letter, nearly as bi
, an she sat doon in a muckle airm-chair at yin end o th table.
13 matches

Heather, Alistair Trains approachin?, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
tit — an a huge shot in the airm o local businesses. The Scott
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
e daylight an see McDade, wan airm roon Pearcey, the other aloft
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Clyde Built, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n it.’ Tam sais, grabbin ma airm, haudin me back. Ah keek doon
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
year auld Welder wae a gammy airm. Whit ah’m ah gonnae dae, e
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ais, sarcastically puttin his airm roon McDade who’s come back
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
troops?’ he sais, puttin an airm roon me an Scanlon.
er, eh?’ ah sais, puttin ma airm roon him, gien him his card.
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Just Another Minute, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
bruise oan the inside ay her airm where the drip is inserted un
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
s, foldin his paper under his airm an walkin oer tae a clipboard
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ade wae the blade, drawin his airm back, ready tae plunge it rig
slappin ma back an puttin his airm roon me as we get tae fuck ta
2 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
they stickit in somebody’s airm, or leg, or dowp. Efter a hai
irryin her towards it; or her airm fae raxin doon tae pick it up
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
een it rugged at his mither's airm, shoutin, "Ma! See thon. It s
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
'wursels' 'fae' 'the morra' 'airm' 'wasnae' 'photies' 'aye' 'au
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
skite chitters up ma airm.
1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
re coul an it reached oot its airm tae gaird them frae the wild
them frae the wild haaf. The airm is Islandmagee. Thonner, leuk
ing Lir’s weans warm an the airm o Latharna reached oot its ha
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
the cover and pulled back the airm o the flint lock and set it a
his shooder and set the flint airm tae full cock. Jist as he pul
2 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
— an och! It wus ayont his airm’s lenth. Richtaway, Dan wus
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
4 @simonfromharlow Wan on the airm is a far cry fae a torso fu o(2020)

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
rySma32095167 a widda gave an airm n a leg tae b at that game ye (2020) twitter link

@jamie_ginger tweeted in Southern

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