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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nests Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words6.7 2 13.2 37.1 0 0 19.6
Number of occurrences122 5 2 0 0 3
Number of authors8 2 3 1 2

Occurrences of nests in Corpus

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
erin their ain an their pals' nests. But the bet they are makkin on page 56

1 matches

Robertson, Sine Lallans 59 - Newsins fae SLRC, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
in o stories o moosies biggin nests amang e caaf, I speirt at Tam on page 87

1 matches


Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
iv holes, e birdies hiv their nests, bit e Sin o Man his naewye t on page 16
e birdies o the air hiv their nests; bit e Sin o Man his naewye t on page 97

2 matches

Benzie, Lesley Fessen Reared, (Seahorse 2020 ISBN: 978-1916214538) Doric, poetry
r the fulmars will raid their nests, on page 5

1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
ey burst. They rypit teuchits nests an broke their eggies. If loo
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
their ain sire – an biggit nests in Quarrytowers, an ither air
1 matches


Hall, Simon W. Lands o Twatt, (Brisk Northerly 2018) Orkney, blog
in the springtime. Whaups’ nests and shalders’ nests appear.
and shalders’ nests appear. There’s the glory o
2 matches


Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
"Foxes hae holes an burds hae nests, but tha Sinn o Man haes naew on page 9
"Foxes hae holes an burds hae nests, but tha Sinn o Man haesnae o on page 87

2 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
nkers, buttherflees, burds’ nests an tha laik — tae tha oul w
1 matches

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