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near Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words370.9 274.3 588.8 668 185.3 383.8 483.1
Number of occurrences666281 223 36 18 34 74
Number of authors121 53 25 8 6 11 19

Occurrences of near in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
me aboot yon time ye were gey near ett by a lion,' she wid spier on page 5
The lad wis gey near greetin. 'I hinna pauchled on on page 56

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
efterhin. But my drawin isna near sae bonnie a the real thing. on page 12
han the oor o his wagang drew near.... on page 70
, he gaed on: 'I cam doun gey near here.' on page 82

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
She tried it on. The Prince near cowpit. on page 9
Borried siller near and faur, on page 28
hile tottie bairnies faur and near on page 34

3 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
uld banes crack: their joke's near done. Though ugsome be the st on page 6
the sharny park, In dubs gey near ti faa - on page 15
ce versa.' I saw heids turnin near the baur. Nick's wey o expres on page 72
ace, an the young an the auld near tint their speerit. I wis the on page 75
ns, Celts you name it. In the near distance ve cuid even mak oot on page 77

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
in months ah've been anywhere near a win. The last time wis oan on page 40
ack a few spare seats located near the karaoke machine. Me and C on page 103
s or summit and naeboady goes near thum. Ma guess is that that's on page 123
k at him. There's a small cut near his ear wae some dried blood on page 151
e fact a dug hus broat me tae near tears. Finally, we arrive and on page 158

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
Near every weekday efternoon Matil on page 6
in there wi her feet naewhaur near touchin the flair, richt thir on page 9
sel be cairried awa wi it aw. Near onybody else, witnessin the a on page 12
d it's ready fur sale. "She's near new," ah say tae the customer on page 18
ve us!' the mither skraiched, near thrapplin her man. on page 42
Also on pages 44, 50, 61, 79, 124, 135, 151, 165, 177, 178, 184, 193, 195, 204, 206, 213
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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
p o the pairty dinnae respond near enough tae the wishes o the m on page 10
. A hae been studyin Historie near aw ma days, an A'm pretty dam on page 16
ide o the fowk oniething like near eneugh, an it's mebbe jist th on page 19
laun, as ye wuid expeck, gey near aw spak ane o, ither o oor ai on page 20
heenged a whit, itherwise the near total Scottish pairliamentary on page 28
Also on pages 29, 32, 36, 45, 52, 61, 64, 71, 76, 88, 99, 106, 114, 148
22 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Eh widna hae yi any whar near meh hoose, on page 46
back in thi days when shi wiz near on page 58
go near thi sand. on page 94

3 matches

Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
something mair - a zing that near took yer heid aff. on page 89

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
tae figure oot the location o near twa thousan years eftir the f on page 13
ers wis on. It micht hae been near a quarter o a century till th on page 24
h invasion. In 1801 there wis near panic, the speak o the toun b on page 25
local lads he kennt fine. At near aboot midnicht he had decided on page 30
an auld fairie hill somewhaur near the Ballo Glack an tit for ta on page 31
Also on pages 32, 33, 38, 40, 47, 48, 49, 52, 60, 62, 63, 66, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 81, 94, 99, 104, 106, 125
35 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
The only time she's ever been near him wis that time when he com on page 24
pbell it means her name'll be near tae mine in the register. on page 45
ng anaw. Ma ma disnae even go near the water, she jist sits up i on page 55
rt him an noo he's no allowed near a ring cause they left him wi on page 61
n then he said he wisnae gaun near her again. Ah'm only travelin on page 79
Also on pages 112, 116, 127
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McPartlin, John Lallans 81 - Fower Australian Poems, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans - Dollar, poetry
3. Dolphin-watch near Teagarden on page 16

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Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
The hoose wisnae onywhaur near muckle enough for aw o them, on page 4
d it tae him, it still wisnae near enough for a growin laddie. H on page 6
tory. And ilka day, as he cam near it, he wid lift his shairp we on page 48
er life. But this is naewhaur near the maist excitin thing that on page 60
ve bairns that were gaithered near the yett and he cawed oot, 'W on page 68
Also on pages 72, 86
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Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
, but there's been some richt near yins, I'm tellin ye. on page 22
ven and a hauf seconds, but I near eneuch rattled the fillins oo on page 34

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Baith o thain luikt gey near greetin, As they liftit thair on page 47
Near the end o his life, he turnt on page 101
a young rent boy or hooker is near-haun, on page 114
oorse, but no the same, an no near sae serious. on page 117
Burns, bound fir Jamaica, near caa'd it quits, on page 144

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Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
e cupboard. But he didna gang near it. It wis the ainly thing in on page 18
bble splattered intae the noo near fou pot. on page 29
ranky had bocht were lined up near the jaw-box. on page 79

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Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
e smaw glens up anent Glenelg near a broch I ken. Thare is also on page ix
Near twa hunder smackaroonies afor on page 55

2 matches

Donati, Colin Scots A Statement o Principles, (Scots Parliament 2003 ISBN: 978-1-899920-02-1) Lallans, government
ae mony folk. It receives gey near nae public fundin compared wi on page 8

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Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
rnoon oan the fitbaw pitches, near enough catchin oor deaths, as on page 20
a field day in the amusements near Posh Granny's hoose. Fur aw t on page 22
in Cinderella, even though he near enough gied me a heart attack on page 28
Near twa pound ten? I rubbed my e' on page 31
God. Ah'm a teenager. Well, near enough. Ah dinnae feel like a on page 35

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Horsbroch, Dauvit Scots Warks - Uphaud an guidance for screivars, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Lallans, government
Scots an Soothron is near sib but sindert leids. Scots on page 15
ce, A'd taen ma chynge an sat near the back. on page 23
ike that'. Efter haein speant near on twinty year leevin an wirk on page 34

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Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
is a ane-aff ferlie. No ower near tae the sun that it byles the
n haes set fit on it again in near fifty year.
imes ower. It taks this warld near 12 year tae gang-roond the Su
s an in 1992 wis claucht that near tae the gaseous etin that it
that wee sma moons gauin ower near tae Seturn that wis tore apai
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Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
near and yet sae slow tae come. He
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 168, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
able tae staund its lane, gey near like haiku. Athoot anthropomo
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
ts speakers the day that's no near sae thirlt tae the creenge. T
Efter gey near forty year o fleetchin govern
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Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
the spellin fit the soond as near as can be, an mibbie even gae
e idea that a orthography ver'near the neebor o what Colin's sug
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy A Day Weel Spent, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
irchie keekit up ootthrou the near-shut curtains like he wis won
at it, an sets his feet that near thegither that he haes tae jo
wis thinkin. "The bairns wis near grewn," says he, "the hoose w
3 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Economic Theory, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
hrou the forenuin. Waukent no near sae no weel. Ye see, it wisna
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Fleemin, Sandy Deid Come Nevermas, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
deein oot. They merk hou very near aa Scots poetry in the leeter
1 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
al the day an said if ah went near her boyfriend again then she
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
exemplars spreid oot ower gey near fower hunner year, it wad see
at oor forebeirs wis naewhaur near sae sweir tae mak uiss o aw t
2 matches

McFarlane, Ishbel Maun we mak new wirds fir a chyngin warld?, (The National 2020) Lallans, newspaper
type that spills ower tae the near-universal joke ‘blah blah b
1 matches

McFarlane, Ishbel Does Scotland compare weil wi ither places fir wee bairnies?, (The National 2019) Lallans, newspaper
e wey a state cuid shaw care, near eneuch love, fir its citizens
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ge big waves shoomin in, some near as big as me; in they raced,
each, a big empty streetch of near-white sand. Wild all through
2 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ercats, wi customers fae both near an far. But in the past few w
1 matches

Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ce seem quare an wee, like ye near cud skite stanes owre.
es are that throuither ye cud near stairt onywhaur.
2 matches

Forrest, Liam Hittin the Toon, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
l but naebody wid want tae go near them way a 10ft barge pole, t
1 matches

Sutherland, Hope Twa sisters, een room, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
ery time in sync fan she went near I present, near i tree or in
I present, near i tree or in fact iny time sh
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 2), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
paign o fire-raisin. They war near at the end o their range. The
nely a few dizzen mile north, near Fawkirk. This gart the auld c
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Whaur we cam fae: the Pechts, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
odgers north tae fouter aboot near the Hieland Line. Wee rammies
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
tae kill ony student that cam near the place. Sae students, wha
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
outhy. Efter hauf a day I wis near deid wi thirst. I swat sae mu
I near faintit wi relief. I hirpelt
2 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
re isnae a body wha’ll gang near the place. He wis taen on as
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Trains approachin?, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
An exemple fae near at haund shaws us clearly the
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
a that, we niver got onywhaur near as clerty as we did in the to
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
t staunds the day is onywhaur near ready tae cope wi it.
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth The killin fields!, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
field. Livin in the Lawlands, near tae a sportin estate, it’s
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
se sin nae ither body wad gan near it.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
We’re doon Govan Road waiy, near tae the auld dockyerds.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
heids; an jakies hover aboot near pub doors, casually readin ne
Steppin through, ah near shite masel as the hoardin sl
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Just Another Minute, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
yer eyes tae it. Her skin’s near translucent; her veins an bon
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
units an drawers intae a gaff near you. Fuckin loaded, the cunt
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Up high, near the summit, there’s a bird
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Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
w, the wee bugger’s no been near in as long.
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Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ae ma exam, school polo shirt near hingin aff ma back, covered i
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Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
kerb, back oan tae the street near Scanlon’s gaff.
urnin, oot ay their dials, in near hypnotic states, makin shapes
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Happily, he’s no came near since the incident at the par
1 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
r his mammy and daddy. It wis near enough ma Bettie’s time, bu
“Reminder,” Alexa says, near enough gien me a heart attack
2 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ve been livin doon South fur near enough ten year. Ah’m no ch
Ah near enough went oot like a licht
in fur, and ah thocht ah knew near enough everythin there wis ta
3 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
mes tearing up the stairs and near takes the door aff its hinges
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
e Labyrinth skelp ma skin, an near foondert at the reek o foosti
s. I kent Theseus wis getting near the centre, whaur the monster
by his arras as they dandered near Atalanta’s trainin track. I
3 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927459) Lallans, weans
Near an oor later, efter they had
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
I know you have come from near and far,
ks in ongauns that taen place near Prague the time o the Saicont
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
mes ower wi a hertfelt an gey near conversational souch. The umq
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
on the page exceppin for the near shared words wi the Scots an
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
hares the island wi him. It's near tae the Laird's burthday an h
he Ram (Andy Cannon) that gey near stole the shaw at the clippin
the scenes in theatre are gey near things o the bygane. But no i
3 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
'Lamas?' She near drapped the plate.
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
tho autumn’s ruggit near ilka leaf
the whang wad near come dirdin throu
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Muir, Glenn Al Fresco, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
occasion wis the River Clyde near Carnwath in Lanarkshire. This
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
n the “Caves” at Succoth, near Arrochar. They are not really
s behaviour. We were bikin’ near Callander, when the group had
2 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
rrain started tae flatten oot near the bottom, we only had the r
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Ok, A’m gonny place a hand near your back tae stop ye veerin
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
“Must bey near dinnertum, Toamy?” Says ma
one ri same his dowt wint oot near enough right awaw.
up tae huv a swatch et it. A near drapped ri bliddy 'hing, an'
3 matches

Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
erse linguistic heritage, gey near a latter day Book o Kells for
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Coyle Loyal, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
We staun the fucker up, near upright, an pivot it roon, li
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Animal Ferm: Chapter I, (Mak Forrit 2021) Lallans, prose
ump o sugar. She teuk a place near the front and begoud daffin h
n i’ this awfu plyte? Cause near the hale o wir darg is reived
2 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
me. I always hoped you’d be near me in my old age. But that do
isna weirin the pumps she had near patten on for the flicht.
ng, bit no as teuch - weemen near deid fae the lash, blasphemer
barkin o dugs telt him he wis near a dwallin. He retreatit back
r late, that they were gettin near the cobbler’s road en. The
18 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
y An’ it widnae be naewhair near as smelly Ah'll no' be gin ba
1 matches

Penny, Len Toast Tae The Daft Days, (Lidl 2020) Lallans, poetry
A toast tae those baith near an far, for those we've found
1 matches

Paterson, Stuart Daft Days, (Lidl 2020) Lallans, poetry
The auld year's near by noo, the Daft Days are her
The auld year's near by noo, the Twelve Days o Adv
The auld year's near by noo, the Daft Days tae com
The auld year's near by noo, oor Daft Days are her
4 matches

Scots Language Center Crackin aboot politics, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
nturies the king or queen’s near advisers wis used tae forgait
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Indytwa?, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
for Scots independence i the near future.
1 matches

Davidson, Alistair The Mitterand Plan, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
an Brazil – mucke kintras, near-continental i size. Even post
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Votin isna Democracy. But..., (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
ough it maun be said that gey near nane o the fowk molliganterin
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
an kest thaim in a bad licht. Near on a decade an a hauf o const
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Murphy’s Law, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
t an election in Scotland fir near saxty year. Syne thon day it
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
the High Street o Edinburgh, near tae the praisent Tron Kirk, t
en gaun thair dingers for gey near seeventie year noo an tho the
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ane in Auld Reekie - an gey near the only ane in the warld -
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
uiked absolute Baltic, up tae near the tap o his bits in pure wh
1 matches

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Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Doric - Dumfries, poetry
round about and the shops ir near at haun. on page 111
Coman near the gate on page 122

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Ye ken, Ah'v gaed near twinty ear wi'oot ivver seein on page 9
"Ye'r jokin! Ess hat cost ma near forty poun." Rosie dichtt er on page 20
ails aboot Alec. Oh ay, an Ah near firgot, ye'd a phone caall fi on page 26
ide Oyne: bondit thegither bi near twinty ear o maistly luvin me on page 28
Isobel hid fun ersel gaun near green wi envy: er ain wardrob on page 30
Also on pages 38, 39, 41, 46, 51, 69, 71, 73, 86
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Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
aboot ye, Barbara?" he says, near greetin. "Ye telt's ye wis lo on page 94

1 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
Maisie Drummond wis near deminted. She wis on her knee on page 8

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
doon te demonstrate. "It's as near the bedroom, Ah'm gaun te hae on page 9
near beggin fir the air-conditioni on page 10
it up an doon the lenth o her near-nyaakit body." on page 13
a inte the Jeweller's ribs an near caain him aff the bar. "Or Ah on page 16
e gied ye anither een aat wis near identical. Ye wore een on ilk on page 20
Also on pages 25, 36, 45, 47, 49, 69, 72, 74, 77, 93
17 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
cause e keengdom o hivven is near at han." It wis o him att e p on page 9
cause e Keengdom o Hivven is near at han." on page 10
aith e boaties till they were near han e linth o sinkin. Fan See on page 87
ckle 0; e lad wis nae weel an near han e hinnerein. Hearin aboot on page 90
thers appeart, bit culdna get near han him for e birse o fowk. H on page 93
Also on pages 98, 103, 111, 112, 115
15 matches

Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
It wad be near impossible tae spik aboot Bru on page 13
The Loire Valley is hame tae near fifty beautifu castles. The ' on page 17

2 matches

Benzie, Lesley Fessen Reared, (Seahorse 2020 ISBN: 978-1916214538) Doric, poetry
and fan the hairst drew near on page 3

1 matches

Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
a look the road o him. I'm as near tae a kin as he's got, and he
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
En later on, rain gangs gey near aff,
Sooth win gey near gale force dis blaw,
Comes oot fine as nicht wears near.
tae think that winter is gey near
Fowk gang aboot gey near twa fauld.
17 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
Win blaws fae the Wast gey near a gale,
Near gale force win blaws oot o th
Surely it's comin near Spring time.
coorse wither it took him gey near twa oors. He wis weet on the
Fowk gang aboot near twa fauld.
17 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
r pued back in a wechty pleat near as thick as a shelt's tail, s
a attic room at Steenhillock, near crackin her heid on the rafte
gie Wids. Cottarfowk cheenged near as aften's ye cheenged yer sa
the man-stink, afore I gyang near the warren, or the rubbits wi
terrified bairn, uncanny yon, near human, an the first o the rub
30 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
ntra neither. Faith! Coos wis near an endangerit species noo an
ist temple caad her faither's near-haun surgery aa tae smush. Ef
sappy mou an twa eebroos that near ran thegither like a hairy ou
eran. "There's them noo. They near bide wi us, fyles. Ma says ye
elt us she'd bin in Sri Lanka near the time o a tsunami sax year
34 matches

Mitchell, Kiera Fit why nae?, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Banff, prose
in reality...I'm nae...naewhy near een!
1 matches

Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
o ma darg gied oot at somewey near twa million fowk in Scotland
she’d nae spoken English in near 40 year.
ikkers fae the year afore wes near bang on. It wes estimate near
bang on. It wes estimate near 1.6 million spak Scots as the
ystematic surveys, baith gied near the same result. An there’s
5 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
Daily. For the majority o the near 31,000 days she’s been on t
cuts oot every time she gings near the photo o ma Dydie in the l
n room. It did fan I hoovered near it as well, but then I realis
3 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
I step back fae him and near enough trip owre the recumben
1 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
, jist lissnen tae Key hud me near shittin ma kegs.
his coat in this wee cupboard near pishin masel.
ell her posh perfume an A’m near gaggin wi the stink.
oot tae be, denied ivvir bein near the place.
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat Sanners Gow's Tales and Folklore of the Buchan - The Clootie Dummmplin!, (Ayton Publishing 2017 ISBN: 978-1910601419) Doric - Banffshire, prose
is sark caught on a nail that near tore it fae his back aathegit
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Mrs Clushet, near in a state o collapse, her hy
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
s Peatstack in a mash o foam near hittin the tap o’t. It spre
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
e greenie she’d hardly been near it ava. Her poor mither hid t
ongst them. Naebody could get near the bodies for the burnin syr
knocked the big one eyed cat near came throwe the glaiss at the
3 matches

The Mannie Fae Unco The Diary o a Feel at the Skweel, (unco.scot 2021) Doric, prose
d on the spot. My ain teacher near wint in a dwam an my mates ne
wint in a dwam an my mates near fell aff their seats at thes
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Douglas’ comrades near gid tae mutiny so Douglas wiz
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
An’ that near hud me back doon the stairs.
1 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
she niver got oot till we wis near full grown. Politics wis a’
ike fizz, n’ there wis Rab, near greetin’ in his beer fer th
o’ us is gonnae mak aeyhing near seventy the way we’re abusi
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ud something black. His herty near stoppit in his breest for it
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
s waffted aroon him makin him near boak again but he controlled
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ey were but as they were ower near the power lines they hid tae
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
re at her legs and eventually near drappin reached the burn. She
awl she wint back up the bank near in a state o collapse. Her cl
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
e nae ten fit fae her. Jessie near screamed oot but it wiz the s
loom. Jessie by this time wiz near on her knees wi the fear and
steps gye canny wi her knees near bucklin fae ablow her. Soon s
e stair. Jessie backed awa an near fell in amongst the coal pile
4 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
the trees, near the heicht o the sun.
he gaed, an gey near blew hissel aff his feet. He
nan wis ay cauld. His neb wis near blue bi
e in the derkened haa, ye cud near
loon near swappit Teenie fur a lettuce,
13 matches

Lawrie, Alistair Caw, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2020) Doric - Stonehaven, prose
, in his hauns this battleaxe near as big’s himsel. The fucker
us they’ve been that ah gey near forget till Mooney gies me a
2 matches

@d_anderson878 tweeted
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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
at Ben wur dog wis gittan too near tae her calf, ap meed a spret on page 14
An the side o the skroo wis near ready tae slide. on page 70
The day is near aboot thoo see's, whin thool on page 88

3 matches

Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
He's teen tae stoppan by near every week, on page 39

1 matches

Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
Ah'm eight and ah'm near half grown. on page 1
I near cut aff me peedie tae and I b on page 3
He's driven poor owld Grandad near half wey roond the bend. on page 14
And then ah'm minded o a lad, near therty year afore on page 15
He wis near at the end o his tether and h on page 17
Also on pages 21, 25, 26, 29, 32, 39, 40, 50, 51, 55, 61, 68, 71, 73
24 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
hin an blonde-heidit, wae gey near twice the right amount o neck
s no reason for them tae come near him an Mrs Dursley. The Potte
owerheid. In fact, it wis gey near midnight when the cat moved a
3 matches

Facebook link (Orkney Reevlers 2021) Orkney
end o hairst. ‘Hid wis gey near the backend afore a’ the cr

Hollinrake, Fran Flett Assipattle and the Mester Stoorworm, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
am Assipattle's boat, oor lad near feart tae tak a keek.
1 matches

Towrie, David Wirkin' the Tang - a dialect tale, (Orkneyjar 2010) Orkney, prose
ever thir wis, livin a kindo near-be-gaan wey o' life, wae no m
Bae the time they wir near the hoose, hid wis comin ap t
2 matches

@peediepuss tweeted
here now that's no fit tae be near, and the Castle looks very to(2020) search twitter


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
ood. "I most be comin somewye near da middle o da aert. Lat me s on page 9
near da Fender on page 17
n ava; so, whin da Rabbit cam near tae her, shö began, in a pee on page 18
el bi him, an shö fan at, as near as shö could guess, shö wis on page 20
apon a peerie bottle at stöd near da mirror. Dey wir nae label on page 34
Also on pages 55, 58, 78, 91, 109, 115, 119
13 matches

Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
Dey widna come near him, fir dey hed leprosy an d on page 127

1 matches

Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
go for an explore at da shore near tae dir hoose. While dey were
1 matches

Facebook link (Wir Midder Tongue 2016) Shetland
l tae open a grind (somewhaur near da Eigg brig) for cars an git

@tattooedselkie tweeted
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puss I visited my old friends near Ronas Hill. Being free fae sh(2020) search twitter


Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
At Schule they near leather't on page 32

1 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
ther Peter born he informs us near Avila on page 44

1 matches

Burns, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Sae sherp the stang I gey near fell on page 66

2 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
her dowp wes gey near burstin thro the steeks. on page 131
an nae braw jo near haund tae smoor the pain, on page 137
gey near as weel's ma ain; on page 143

3 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
loud. "Ah must b' jist aboot near th centre o th earth. Let iz on page 9
Near th gaird, on page 16
ae, when th White Rabbit came near hur, she sterted, in a wee sc on page 17
"There is sic a nice wee dug near oor hoose, Ah should lik tae on page 22
otted a wee bottle that stood near th lookingless. There was nae on page 33
Also on pages 34, 41, 52, 53, 55, 76, 80, 89, 107, 113, 117
16 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
a big turf wa, Fae Bridgeness near Bo'ness, Tae aul Kilpatrick n on page 1

4 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
The rain cam ver near flat across the muir.
Near gaun oan twal
2 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
is near gaen for want o guid meat.
1 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
rscadden Hoose wisnae naewher near nae Pendicle Road."
1 matches

Niven, Liz Burnin Whins, (Luath 2004) Southern, poetry
Near droont in canals, robbed o ye
1 matches

@projecthawick tweeted
@ranger1sb The very yin! Near Chisholme House.(2019) search twitter

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ractising fir any vampire cum near me, ye dinnae mind.(2020) search twitter


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
e hamely worl doon there, sae near, on page 43

1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Atween an up near tha tap on page 16
Tha weefla's blether wus near his een. on page 19
Five solemn leagues apairt an near on page 32
Keep near me noo, fur grief's at han, A on page 64

4 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
ae oot loud. "A maun be comin near the centre o the worl. Let ma on page 9
that gunkt that fur noo shae near furgot hoo tae taak richt). " on page 16
rsel agin it, an fun that, es near es shae cud mak oot, shae wus on page 20
hur's a pooerfu nice wee doag near oor hoose, A wud love tae sho on page 23
time tae go, fur the pool wus near enuch full wi birds an animal on page 24
Also on pages 35, 53, 54, 55, 57, 71, 90, 94, 99, 114, 115, 118
20 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
e tae sleep a gellick was aye near-haun tae scoot doon their lug on page 5
An gin ye see me sprattlin near on page 6
Wi yin buck lepp A near won owre, on page 16
Near had tha crabbit Scots departi on page 38

4 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
velt wi hïm, tha mair o bein near hir time. But whan the' wur t on page 71
e a weeda wumman ïn Serepta, near tha toon o Sidon. Forbye, tha on page 76
baith bóats sae fu that the' near sunk. Whaniver Simon Petèr s on page 77
um alang wi hïm. Whan he cum near tha gate ïntae tha toon, ït on page 80
see hïm, but the' cudnae get near tae hïm for aa tha crood o f on page 83
Also on pages 85, 96, 97, 101, 102, 105
12 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
feelin' towl mae sometin wiz near. on page 25
An' visit places near an' far; on page 27
posterity span rivers far an' near on page 43

3 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Gathered frae tha near an fair, on page 20
Afresh ait inches aa sae near on page 22
spectres hand ait creapeth near on page 26
thon goat ait crepteth aa sae near on page 46
Fae A wus near tha widows hoose on page 50

5 matches

McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
near oul Rathfrilan toon. on page 3
Puir Rab near boaked his ring up whan the' on page 4
ae on ye, an this ither pair' near faain apairt." on page 15
er ain weans, an oor Johnnies near foartie." She minded hoo, wha on page 16
ic frae Coronation Street, an near had a fit whan he seen tha fi on page 17

5 matches

Hanna, Wendy Gaitherin’ Purdas!, (Facebook - Schomberg Society 2020) Ulster, poetry
Near time fir hame, dinnae fash ye
1 matches

Thompson, Mark The Lost Ness Monster, (clydesburn.blogspot.com 2009) Ulster - Ards Peninsula, poetry
Near a thousand an hour
Near Donaghadee
2 matches

Reynolds, Charlie Krisamas time is draa’in near, (Ullans Speakers Association 2011) Ulster - Coleraine, prose
Krisamas time is draa’in near
1 matches

Thompson, Mark Address to a Nintendo DS, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
He near haes his ma roon the bend-o
Ye cannae get near the Nintendo
2 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
euked roon. There was naebody near aboots. Ah was houlin Jenny
1 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
or suddenlik. “Thon’s tha near cut bak til Bilfawst.”
direck road. Hoo cud it be a near cut gin we hae cum alang a st
sae guid. Whan tha disco wus near owre, Dot sez, “Luk yous tw
3 matches

Fenton, James The Lade, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
e lint-watter wuz lut aff — near nicht, maistly, men lakin the
1 matches

Gillen, Charlie Oot Here Mae Lane, (Words without Borders Magazine 2004) Ulster, prose
She stans near the slap an', I tigh'en the s
1 matches

Gibson, Darren Oul money, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
Oul money wus near aa awa by tha time A wus a we
1 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
s wame wus big got as it cum near time fur tha babbie. Tha Dowl
1 matches

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