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Use in varieties of Scots

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bricht Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words136 82.9 206 0 113.2 259.6 313.3
Number of occurrences24686 78 0 11 23 48
Number of authors62 30 13 3 7 10

Occurrences of bricht in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
heid. 'The moonlicht wis gey bricht,' he said. 'His teeth were wh on page 13

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Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015 ISBN: 978-0992857370) Lallans, poetry
A bricht muin sheens afore ma bed, on page 33
nicht o thae weengs, his een, bricht as day, on page 37

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
stache. He liked tae dress in bricht checky jaickets and usually d on page 17
bricht and strang, or so he thocht, on page 52
ed again at the wee lassie wi bricht een, staundin at her desk, th on page 67
s upheezed, her een roond and bricht, and she wis sittin there wio on page 169

4 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
, they are clearly no jist as bricht as they think they are. Hou T on page 55

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
Lookin on the Bricht Side on page 44
t aroun twa o'clock ane o the bricht yung things, a laddie onlie a on page 72
n Davie, tho nae scholar, wis bricht enough tae ken o sic ideas, a on page 83
re stood Geordie, face flusht bricht reid, fists clenchit an cursi on page 109

4 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
wee laddie. He wis the ainly bricht thing in their lives, and his on page 9
aither. Chairlie's fizzog wis bricht, and his een were streetched on page 16
s een were maist mervellously bricht. 'They seemed tae be spairkli on page 67
ooked as though it wis made o bricht pink gless. There were mony o on page 92
ut five seconds later, when a bricht reid door cam intae sicht ahe on page 98
Also on pages 142, 146, 149, 157, 163
12 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
'The Southern Cross' bricht constellation shines, on page 20
They yirdit him oan a bricht, sunny slope, on page 21
The bricht rays o the Winter Solstice da on page 27
While a bricht butterfly portentously alicht on page 57
e cauldrife consolatioun, the bricht meteor ray that kythes an min on page 102
Also on pages 117
6 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
the tap o the tassie wi thae bricht wickit wee een. 'Ye're growin on page 4
EAVES YER FLAIR GLISTERIN AND BRICHT, it said. Geordie howked the on page 23
nk it insteid.' He poored the bricht reid medicine intae the pot. on page 29
int he could hae sworn he saw bricht spairks fliskin in the sworli on page 33
rks cam fleein oot o its neb, bricht yellae spairks o fire, as if on page 82
Also on pages 86
6 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
e cadmium bruim sae brash sae bricht on page 13
Burnt bricht whan horror comics on page 23
Lang ruined under skies baith bricht and clear on page 29
he youngest, newborn, een sae bricht on page 88
an pouer cuts lit yon caunles bricht, on page 95
Also on pages 107, 128
7 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
onnie', it wis awthing fae "a bricht bere meadow" til "a field o' on page 58

1 matches

Travers, Martin A Nappie Lassie Blethers tae a Fritter, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, script
t. Bit he aye haes a smile as bricht as firewirks gaun aff on Hogm on page 2

1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
aed mony craters an a wheen o bricht plouks that's appearinly saut
e anes in the north is sma an bricht but thaim that's in the sooth
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
cht, Bacchic, blichan, bocht, bricht, Brighton (gin a body wants t
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Big Schuil, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
Oor Wullie and his face gaed bricht pink, sae A says, "Bonny dous
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Taid o that Ilk (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2009) Lallans, prose
n stour. As he govit, sumthin bricht an smaw semed ti skinkilt dou
1 matches

Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
The gruip roun the bricht lowe bene sae entent on the l
he lings ledeit ower ti Fyfe, bricht an onroustit.”
the bricht lemes wes pourin onti the mac
bricht eydentrie, whyle the cluds hi
bricht sunlicht. Bot it wesna John!
8 matches

McFarlane, Ishbel Time tae mairch oot o oor climate comfort zones, (The National 2019) Lallans, newspaper
iolent cívil disobedience. A bricht hashtag-ad photie o a bonnie,
1 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
sure does Ulster-Scots hae a bricht future. 140,000 folk toul the
1 matches

Forrest, Liam Hittin the Toon, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
The bricht, fluorescent lights wurr flic
1 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
nels, so we cin aw shine like bricht sperks and generate fir gener
1 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
s a braw day again, clear an' bricht. Jist as weel really - ah'm
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
tae black, and ah woke tae a bricht licht—brichter than the wan
1 matches

Briggs, Susi Diva, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans - Dumfries and Galloway, poetry
As I dance forrit intae the bricht adventure
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
while Athena’s, for aw its bricht threids an fantoosh feathers,
they became a constellation o bricht sterrs.
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
You say bright and ah say bricht,
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
throu the bricht dairk
and the lives o ithers are bricht wi’in;
rds sing bonnie, flooers lowe bricht,
3 matches

Connor, Charles P. Lallans 59 - The Queen’s Shull’n, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Fife, prose
Ay... bit ye ken whaur that bricht idea’ll hae cam frae, eh?
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
paley wee yett, nou paintit a bricht green. She pushes the doorbel
a late blawin o rid roses. A bricht butterflee flitters by an Rho
2 matches

McClure, Derrick J. Lallans 59 - A Stot an a Cleg, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans, prose
uld spreit that saw your lady bricht:
Tae sherp their wit an ingyne bricht wi lear:
2 matches

Smith, Jamie Animal Ferm: Chapter I, (Mak Forrit 2021) Lallans, prose
Bricht will shine the fields o Brita
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
k woo’en tunic decoratit wi bricht embroidery, raws o tossels an
barely mind, fae that year o bricht licht an sair heids, whit thi
2 matches

Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
laund an contrasts it wi the bricht protagonist. Whiles at times
1 matches

Ewen, Allan The Blin Man an the Man Wha Couldna See, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
by the haun, wis happit wi a bricht woo scairf – he likit the t
1 matches

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
@stewartbremner Braw bricht... Thare's an expression a mo(2020) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
tter o the Tay luikin braw in bricht sunlicht the day. Luik hoo it(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
tae folk. He's clearly no as bricht as he thinks he is. Dreadful (2020) search twitter

@StuartPoet tweeted
gelinekking It's a richt braw bricht moonlit nicht the nicht. Mind(2020) search twitter
rn an dreich but luik oan the bricht side eh!(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
oat; a puckle pair o sheen; a bricht reed anorak an hauf-a-dizzen on page 70

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Doric Gruffalo's Bairn, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1785300691) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
Oot cam the meen. It wis bricht an roon. on page 23

1 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
the blue. Ah myne it fine. A bricht sunny day; we were sittin in on page 8

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
fine smells an bonny claes an bricht colours. An syne Ah thocht ab on page 64
haud on till. An look on the bricht side - if ye ging sweemin, y on page 68

2 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
placie o e shadda o daith, a bricht licht will sheen'. on page 10
nae trace o mirk, it'll be as bricht as fan e cannel flashes its l on page 100
e fray wi yer lantern burnin bricht. Be lik e chiel att wytes for on page 103
aa o a sudden, twa chiels in bricht sheenin claes steed aside the on page 120

4 matches

Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
ndoot (due tae it bein pentit bricht reid) Temple Bar. Nae mair th on page 8

1 matches

Benzie, Lesley Fessen Reared, (Seahorse 2020 ISBN: 978-1916214538) Doric, poetry
yer bricht blue een on page 30
in yer bricht blue een. on page 50

2 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Nae sae bricht as it wis yestrday
aken in the mornin sin shinin bricht,
Gran day sae bonny an bricht,
A mornin sae bonny an bricht.
Bit the day turns oot sae bricht an braw.
22 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
Richt fine an sinny bonny an bricht.
Crocus dis look sae bonny an bricht,
Richt fine day sae bonny an bricht,
Bricht in the mornin en it tries tae
e in the momin it's neen ower bricht,
23 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
the ootlinn. Yowes arena very bricht, ye see. The yowe fa's tint h
fear, an nippit her, drawin a bricht skirp o bluid. Dandy Davidson
essons wi her cousin Isie, ae bricht spot in the itherwise dreich
on. An sae hard an fierce an bricht wis yon armour, foo strang it
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
he lead, the sun sae heich an bricht it near daizzlit her. Up an u
heeze o fish, knives flashin bricht in the cauld sun. Ootower the
2 matches

Kerr, Oliwia, Sarah and Amber Fiona and the Ring, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
present – a diamond ring, a bricht and sparkly. Fiona took the r
1 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
ed doon in e hedder. An aye e bricht licht, rakin, seekin, brichte
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ls and the shovel were glowin bricht reed syne aathing gid silent.
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
buttercup, an her een war twa bricht beads. Victor Vratch luikit d
up at his wee starnie, sae bricht, sae bonnie, sae speecial, gl
bricht’s the dyew that lies on the
the windae. Inby, aathin wis bricht’s a preen, full tae the gun
e bide at hame. The sun shone bricht ower the fairmtoun. The bees
8 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
wifie wis, she dist wear affa bricht jaickets, fur a future prime (2019) search twitter
wifie wis, she dist wear affa bricht jaickets, fur a future prime (2019) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
aybe a fermhand, fas nae affa bricht and disni ain ony land. Or as(2019) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
Up bricht n early the day tae mack the (2018) search twitter


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
l an waander aroond among dat bricht flooer-beds an cöl foontains on page 11
aek ta shaa dee him! A peerie bricht-eyed terrier, du kens, an he' on page 23
as dey lay apo da flör, an a bricht idea cam intae her head. "If on page 40
Alice hed a bricht idea. "Is dat whit wye der sa on page 73
da boannie gairden, among da bricht beds o flooers an da cöl foo on page 77
Also on pages 80, 82, 125, 126
9 matches

Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
place caad Damascus, an aafil bricht licht - lik da mirry-dancers on page 159

1 matches

De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
FLÖR AN LAEVES AATHIN SHEENY BRICHT,’ hit said. Dodie scoopit d
1 matches


Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
in wir clean bricht hame, on page 4

1 matches

Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
by the first bricht ray of sunshine, tae pierce t on page 18
thir een shinin bricht in the oil lamps glow. on page 25
oon the bleezin ingle warm an bricht, on page 28

3 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
enchantment bricht dirled sense roun. on page 54

1 matches

Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Bricht In The Licht O Heaven on page 57
Bricht an braw on page 61
bricht reid sun on page 62
Whaur bricht birds flew on page 65
O luve that bleezes bricht on page 69

7 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
er aboot in amang thae beds o bricht flocers an thae cool foontain on page 11
should lik tae show ee! A wee bricht-eyed terrier, ee ken, wi och, on page 22
se, oan th door o which was a bricht brass plate wi th name "W. RA on page 33
s they lay oan th flair, an a bricht jdea came intae hur heid. "If on page 39
n th bonnie gairden, among th bricht flooer-beds an th cool foonta on page 75
Also on pages 123, 124
7 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Whan the mune wis bricht.
1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
The bricht muin leims atwein the pines.
wi bricht flouers. Aw at aince
the flouer buiths war bricht as day
3 matches


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Flitterin bricht, on page 4
Bricht draps o blid, frae oot the sn on page 5
Sae wile the bricht blae ee, on page 9
Wae a wheek o the quick bricht een, on page 23
ured an clooded whuns bleezed bricht, on page 26
Also on pages 28, 36, 40, 43, 47, 51
14 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
In chorus bricht. on page 1
Bricht kiltle ban? Na, no owre ocht on page 5
A lan o leevin mem'ries bricht on page 12
Bricht streech o san at Drumfad Bay on page 22
He sweems agin tha watters bricht, on page 49
Also on pages 71
6 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
anner aboot amang thim beds o bricht flures an thim cool foontains on page 11
wud love tae show yae! A wee bricht eened terrier, yae know, wi w on page 23
se, on the dorr o whuch wus a bricht brass plate wi the name "W. R on page 34
A bricht idea come intae Alice's heid. on page 72
the lovely gairden, amang the bricht flower-beds an the cool foont on page 76
Also on pages 124, 125
7 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Chitterin bricht, on page 26
Tha simmer sun shone bricht, on page 30
for bricht skies wull follae. on page 57

4 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
hae saa a bricht licht; on page 4
wus still taakin, whaniver a bricht clood cum roon thaim, an a vo on page 9
wull be a-glowin, like whan a bricht licht shines on ye." on page 90
yin o thaim, wud she no tak a bricht licht, redd up tha hoose, an on page 96
o God wus aa daen up, wi ïts bricht bonnie stanes, an coastlie or on page 105
Also on pages 111
6 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
An though Ah'm no too bricht, on page 35
Wae the fire burnin' bricht. on page 47

2 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Anither day, tis dawnin' bricht. on page 28
Dreym oo future bricht an bowld, on page 37
Obsession finally burned tae bricht, on page 46

3 matches

McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
Thrang nae mair, white waas bricht wi simmer sin. on page 1

1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
t, tha cloods brak up, an tha bricht muin cum oot agane. John an G
rt, an richt eneuch, it wus a bricht, lown day.
was perfec, sappy leukkin an bricht — an och! It wus ayont his
o gress, her ee lit oan some bricht thing. It wus deep rid, glent
4 matches

@MarkThompStuff tweeted
in' doon" in order to have a "bricht ... Twalt Day" https://t.co/U(2020) search twitter

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