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airms Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words135.4 56 120.8 147 36.1 156.6 187 177.3
Number of occurrences205105 50 1 7 16 26
Number of authors26 9 1 6 7 7

Occurrences of airms in Corpus

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Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Thonner, airms hel oot on page 13
Lake airms wavvin. on page 15
O huggin airms, she sa agane, on page 23
nin an boakin in the howdie's airms. on page 51

4 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ah wis like: "Yuv goat fuckin airms, huv yae no?" She shat hersel on page 56
rt trickles intae the keepers airms. Me and the rest ae oor suppo on page 105
d tae roll under the goalie's airms, Fuckin Yes! Naeboady kin den on page 110
boady jumpin aboot and aw the airms gittin flung, it's been knoac on page 111
era they welcome yae wae open airms but in reality yur as welcome on page 125
Also on pages 150
6 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
ooper wi lang strides and her airms swingin when she bairged alan on page 61
like a bull, wappin shooders, airms like tree trunks, sinewy wris on page 76
it felt as if toty invisible airms wi haunds on them were shooti on page 159
then the millions o invisible airms wi haunds on them were firin on page 168
lda lowped intae Miss Honey's airms and cuddled her, and Miss Hon on page 232

7 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
at inna ere." Eric faaled is airms, smirkin, es Winnie struggilt on page 12
Isobel faaled er airms. on page 28
I jist div." Joyce faaled her airms an glowered it im. "The warld on page 38
on their lugs, es they linkit airms an sung aa the wye hame. on page 40
ess wifie stairtit te flap ey airms aboot an pynt te aa the doors on page 42
Also on pages 48, 59, 61, 67, 79
10 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
Bae toty airms ir plied, on page 5
wus sittin on the tap wi its airms fouldet, quately reekin a lan on page 42
in it tuk the fould oot o its airms, tuk the hookah oot o its moo on page 45
r, at last shae streetcht hir airms roon it es far es they wud go on page 51
wee crettur, an hoult oot its airms an legs in aal directions, "j on page 61
Also on pages 91, 115
8 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
me, lad, we are companions in airms are we no?' on page 18
ane o the crew got him by the airms an held him back as Tam stood on page 53
aye tied up in an auld scarf, airms on her like she wis a docker on page 57
had great rusty reid teeth an airms like trees wi twistit an gnur on page 66
dnae want tae look at, an its airms like trees wi twisitt an gnur on page 69

5 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
startet kissin me. He put his airms aroon ma waist an ah jist sto on page 73
taunin on the pavement wi her airms foldet ower her chest an her on page 80
had bananas attached tae thir airms or they said, NUTS ABOUT YOU, on page 154

3 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
noo, on the gairden path, her airms streetched oot, her haans gri on page 8

1 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
wean, he tuk hïm up ïn hïs airms an praised God an sayed, on page 72
ïm an he run an throwed hïs airms roon hïm an kïsst hïm. Tha on page 97

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
lace inside him. He flung his airms up in the air and yowled 'Yip on page 57
and a line o polis had linkit airms and were tryin tae haud them on page 63
the snaw, and he spreid his airms wide, and he smileq at the fi on page 68
and then tae hae their airms jist aboot shook aff their sh on page 69
o shanks and a tottie pair o airms stickin oot o the muckle roon on page 112
Also on pages 129, 139, 146, 173
10 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
ttire. An bein a big boady wi airms on him laik legs and fists on page 44

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
t's brilliant!' He liftit his airms, sighin wi relief as the caal on page 10
duncin like he wis dementit, airms furlin like a winmill. "You l on page 16
lin." John smiled, pittin his airms aroon ma an kissin awa ma doo on page 44
he wecht o her wee body in ma airms; rubbin ma nose against her s on page 45
he steps - aa smiles an open airms, lookin aat like John, Ah thi on page 46
Also on pages 66, 69, 70, 72, 76, 90, 92
12 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
grew cauld an lifeless in his airms on page 39
tae its glarin fauts. 'Whit airms! Whit legs!' Then finnin oot on page 114
His airms displayed at Berwick an the T on page 128

3 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
tap o his heid. It had lots o airms, each wi a different cleanin on page 10

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
e, they'll haud ye up i their airms for fear ye strick yer fit on on page 85
here wis a lad afore him fa's airms an legs were aa swallt up. Je on page 105
ll him an he ran an flang his airms roon aboot him an kisst him. on page 107

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
Dick! he skirled, waggin his airms. "Whit's this? Whit's happene on page 61
skirled Mr Kranky, waggin his airms. 'Yin giant chookie will mak on page 74
nky ran efter him, waggin his airms and jiggin wi excitement. 'Ca on page 85
oond the yaird and waggin his airms. on page 99

4 matches

Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
est for dryness. Spreadin dir airms oot as dey let it faa wi a li
1 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
or dey'll sit crooged up, der airms aboot der knees starin blank.
a graceless weffle o laegs an airms, wi da bar anunder me ribs.
2 matches

De Luca, Christine Soondscapes, (Shetland For Wirds 2015) Shetland, poetry
Up owre da hill, airms turn, da haert lifts.
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
that's on the end o ane o the airms o the Milky Wey, weel awa fae
1 matches

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Goad! Ma airms wir sair fir days efterhint!
airms folded ticht across a jooglin
2 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
confortit. I rowed him in my airms, an cooried him. I said tae h
ower asleep I took him in my airms an ganged my gate aince mair.
the pulley, the cairryin o my airms. It wis guid for the hert, li
ime tae grip my wee lad in my airms, wi his face as wan as the sn
okit at me drumly, an pit his airms aroond my craig. I felt his h
6 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
p intae the space between her airms between her legs an make a di
1 matches

Williamson, Christie Guide, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, poetry
o airms ta keep de aflott
1 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Wi the brent white airms,
Wi a bairn in her airms
2 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
d in hiz riggin furby weiriet airms.
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
e wis a fernytickelt loon, aa airms an legs like a daddylanglegs,
e futterat yawned in Minnie's airms. Its wee coorse moo wis like
she luikit throw the spinnle airms o a beech at the wallie richt
n Geddes raxxed oot his blaik airms, an Da lead the singin in the
tern merker. The maid's thick airms raxxed up abeen her heid, fec
9 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
ft tae makk ony eese o in her airms an legs. She stank o pish, fa
er wis spent doon the Balbutt Airms.
barmaid lassie at the Balbutt Airms fa'd seen the photies in a gl
the upper limbs o men, nerra airms that powkit aneth their wings
and Diana cooried doon wi her airms aroon a stag – an in Irelan
5 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
n tho, shae walcummed wi apen airms. Caller uncos o onie kinkeind
i the airms o hiz jo.
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Roberto!’ Sergio pits his airms round Boabby and plants a big
Marco pulls his airms round hissel as if agreein.
2 matches

Gilmour, Rosie Haimster Pairty, (Scots Hoose 2016) Lallans, weans
Runnin up ma airms, doon ma trooser legs
1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Whuppity Stoorie, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
d the auld wummin fauldin her airms.
" The auld wummin fauldit her airms. "Sae whit's ma name, then? I
d her wee laddie up intae her airms.
3 matches

Priest, Ena Bonxie Geo, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
sie reckit oot, we his strong airms, an yokkit a hadd o’ da spa
1 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
yer airms clappit tae yer knees luik in
1 matches

Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
lik I could flee an spreid my airms
1 matches

Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Thae lines, the banes o ma airms ir bad,
Fuirsdays and the banes o his airms,
2 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Elbas an airms an airse buckin an flailin
1 matches

Clark, Thomas A Scots Pairlament?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
lippery slopers will be up in airms. "But where will it end? Util
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
se, the bedroom tax, Trident, airms-sales tae despots, discrimina
hae pals on the boards o the airms companies that growe fat on p
eir contracks in on time. The airms companies are like lawyers: t
on the planet — it’s the airms trade. An check tae see hou m
r the rich share-owners o the airms companies?
10 matches

Ireland, Mark Wi A Facey Like Yours, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
m in ‘er life. Her peer wee airms were deein uner i weight oh a
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
is like ‘’Yuv goat fuckin airms, huv yae no?’’ she shat h
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
B’ gie wee airms are plied,
as sittin oan th top, wi eets airms folded, quietly smokin a lang
but at last eet unfolded eets airms, took th hookah oot o eets mo
er, at last she stretched hur airms roond eet as far as they woul
wee beastie, an held oot eets airms an legs in aw airts, “jist
7 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine An Excerpt From Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Future Fantasy, (The Bottle Imp 2019) Orkney, poetry
her airms, raxan oot the tap
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
c tairgets, like takkin baith airms aff a boxer juist afore a bou
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
e haed tae lift her up in his airms an cairy her back an forrit f
he bankin at the deepest bit, airms danglin doun intae the watter
2 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Three days in October, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
awa, brainches like the wavin airms o icy blue an green spectres;
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ld jaikets intae weskits. The airms she’d mak intae breeks for
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
astart up an rockin it in his airms, like a wee wean.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Clyde Built, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
?’ he sais. He’s staunin, airms croassed, wae wan ay they big
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah pull ma airms inside ma Berghaus an haud wa
y the small crowd flailin his airms aboot. ‘WHIT YIES FUCKIN LO
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
tap ay the covers an fold ma airms, leanin forward.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
cey’s staunin next tae him, airms wrapped roon himsel, shakin l
uggle; a whirlwind ay flailin airms an legs as each ay them try t
2 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
a wee wuiden dolls, wi jintit airms an legs. Syne he held them oo
1 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
cudna work oot which legs an airms were Mixter’s, an which wer
agin somehoo tae unfankle his airms withoot drappin the plate he
2 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
s thrown up into the air, his airms and legs spinning. High up ab
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ne impression round the room, airms ootstretched, duckin and divi
door, where she stood wi her airms foldit, and that voice, where
2 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
scoop up the toon in gigantic airms
1 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
haed her yungest bairn in her airms an anither haudin oan tae her
haudit the schuil screivin it airms lenth acause she cuidnae see
2 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
lie quate in een anither’s airms, dozent. E gowden glimmer o e
I meeve U tak him in ma airms. E tapner, he kemes it in e b
Eence mair, I rax ma airms oot ti him bit he turns his b
3 matches

McClure, Derrick J. Lallans 59 - A Stot an a Cleg, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, prose
mauchty Dante war brithers-in-airms. Out o their freinship cam a
1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
s a jellyfish on ma left wi airms an legs that shoogle in al th
a swan on ma right wi strang airms an graceful legs.
seen the goose pimples on her airms were red an swallt, an ah wun
e voice o Gary an up went the airms o Jenny as she lut oot a scra
slatherin frog spawn ower ma airms. Swift-like, ah held up a dri
6 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ds his ain trenches wavin his airms aboot tae let them ken he wiz
he British lines an wavin his airms aboot so he ordered “Stand
s the British lines wavin his airms in surrender so they startit
3 matches

Muir, Glenn The Bruce Triumphant, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, poetry
Their airms an' heids he sned
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
in the succour o’ Beth’s airms. As A raised ma heid frae her
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
se at the back o her neck and airms. “It’s only the flicker o
1 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
past the garage door, wi hir airms fou o eldin fur the fyre;
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Votin isna Democracy. But..., (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
ie, draggin thaimsels doon ma airms, through ma fingers an ontae
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
Guairdians answer the caw tae airms tae protect the fowk. Hooanev
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Syriza, an the road aheid, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
ad raither chew aff their ain airms than wark wi Syriza, sae the
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
uid bak tae streetch his sair airms. On a suddent, his ee lit oan
gaed tae gie tha wumman thur airms.
ha poakits o her pinny an her airms fu o tha flooers, she set aff
n a tummock, John plunged his airms intil tha deep swamp an hoked
4 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 102, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Cleek airms an skite wi glee -
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
anted tae gie his heid an his airms a richt guid clawin. His clae
is presence an waukin on, her airms sweengin awa, gallus as oniet
in a shoppin trolley wi baith airms high aboon her heid. The wumm
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
Or tae tak airms agin a sea o trauchles,
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tartan Tourism nae mair, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
The Fife Airms Hotel in Braemar has lang bee
1 matches

Sinclair, James Murmansk, (Scottish Poetry Library 2019) Shetland, poetry
a shiver an Geordie baet his airms aboot him.
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@cligeey tweeted in Doric

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
2 @BorisJohnson Wrappin their airms aroond the throats o wee bair(2020)
Dis Rishi Sunak hae awfy lang airms or is his jaiket too wee?(2020)

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