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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
cairts Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words12.2 2.9 29 0 0 79 6.5
Number of occurrences223 11 0 0 7 1
Number of authors8 2 3 2 1

Occurrences of cairts in Corpus

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
is nae mair than a roadie fur cairts. There wis a high hedge o hiz on page 175

1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
toon. Fae time tae time cuddy cairts passed, an yince a powert mac
quare stertin tae be edged wi cairts. Luckenbuiths wis springin up
2 matches


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
wi motirs, pullin trailers an cairts te tak their purchases awa. on page 93

2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
nite hooses. Frae his fleet o cairts, tounsfowk micht buy gweed ki
es aa foreneen inno the fairm cairts, an war dowpit doon quate lik
e grun, an load them inno the cairts tae takk tae the barn.
The horses that hauled the cairts wad rest in the cweel o the s
steer in the pairish, gigs an cairts an shelts, motor cars an bicy
8 matches

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
Cairts are a rare source o Scots wir (2020) twitter link


Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
Nae cairts or horses gan thir slow gait, on page 1

1 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
itter Heid fock an thair ferm cairts, yaised tae gang doon the val
oon the valley wi thair empie cairts, bot fur thair retour hame; t
e gittin boggit doon wi thair cairts laidit wi thair messages, vit
whan travilin thair horses an cairts, cuid waitter thair
he waitter heid ferm horse an cairts, is the hinds, made thair wey
6 matches


McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
up Bratchie's Brae. The fish cairts wud flee up tha road at nicht on page 8

1 matches

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