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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nail Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words13.9 10.7 29 0 10.3 11.3 6.5
Number of occurrences2511 11 0 1 1 1
Number of authors15 7 5 1 1 1

Occurrences of nail in Corpus

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
a nail bomb ti go aff in yir puss. on page 10

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
drew a wee love heart on her nail an wiggult it aboot. Miss Wal on page 24

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
n gaed a wee bottle o scarlet NAIL VARNISH. 'If the toothpaste d on page 20
nd the face cream ... And the nail varnish ...' on page 79

2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
y it in Scots, thon's anither nail in the deid-kist o the mither
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
He’s hit the nail oan the heid. “That’s it
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ish Eddication Act o 1872 tae nail doon the coffin lids for bait
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
maun shuirlie be the shooglie nail his veracity faws doon frae.
ther threat tae thon shooglie nail that hauds the union thegithe
2 matches

@MartinBroon tweeted
Nail right oan the heed! ??. ?????(2019) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
@RyanMusselburgh hut the nail oan the heed wae that stateme (2021) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
, hot wax hand treatments and nail extensions," she said, castin on page 80
Oan the first page ere wis nail extensions; pedicures an mani on page 82
s; aboot twa dizzen colours o nail varnish an plastic dishies o on page 83

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
re grinnin like the claas o a nail haimmer," he said, stannin up on page 10

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
d on the boord an she broke a nail. The aulder bairns war set ta
en wis the soothmaist pole, a nail on the reef o the cairtshed a
the braisse plaque that he'd nail on the lid afore it wis haimm
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat Sanners Gow's Tales and Folklore of the Buchan - The Clootie Dummmplin!, (Ayton Publishing 2017 ISBN: 978-1910601419) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ed barra his sark caught on a nail that near tore it fae his bac
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Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
the kind used by smiddies tae nail on horsesheen. On her wye thr
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@DoricPhrases tweeted
et aat the size i' ma big toe nail sae showed http://t.co/21RRLr(2014) search twitter

@beast_afc tweeted
5388967 his just pit the last nail in his plumin coffin in the n(2020) search twitter


De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
gud a peerie bottle o scarlet NAIL VARNISH. ‘If da teethpaest
1 matches


@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
@ThatEricAlper Sting, Jimmy Nail, Alan Shearer, Rowan Atkinson(2020) search twitter


Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
His love wus nail't agin a tree; on page 71

1 matches

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