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Use in varieties of Scots

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nod Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words25.6 33.2 26.4 18.6 0 0 6.5
Number of occurrences4634 10 1 0 0 1
Number of authors18 11 5 1 1

Occurrences of nod in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
is nae movement, nae shake or nod o his heid. He looked at her on page 9

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
nod, as yi fix up yir works on page 96

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
lit. Naethin wis said an at a nod fae the o1M the driller stair on page 52

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
e day, juist Plain, Sae wae a nod tae Rabbie, on page 43

1 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
Ah nod, before realisin that the day on page 15
'Ah know,' ah nod. 'Ah know.' on page 38
Ah nod. on page 53

3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 178, (self-published 2008) Lallans, newspaper
thae days. He seems tae mak a nod tae Robert Garioch bi referri
Habbie , that gies mair nor a nod at Robert Fergusson's Elegy o
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ah’m just gonnae. . .’ ah nod tae the door.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Just Another Minute, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah nod ma heid tae the doactor who
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
s every time ah’ve been. Ah nod an smile at her an she gestur
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
h know it’s pointless so ah nod ma heid an sit doon an spark
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the driver gies us a friendly nod ay the heid an they continue
ae get ye involved. . .’ ah nod ma heid, listenin tae his waf
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
him tae bump his gums.’ Ah nod in blatant disregard fur the
l?’ he sais, sparkin it. Ah nod an he hauds it tae me efter h
2 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
That nod cunts dae when they huvnae go
Ah duly reciprocate an nod alang but the truth is, ah kn
2 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the friendly faces ah see; ah nod ay the heid or a cursory wink
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Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah get a wee nod fae the security guard tae go
en ah step intae the taxi. Ah nod when the driver says the name
Ah nod, and she turns away, gein me
3 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
She gies me a sympathetic nod before openin hur mooth. A fe
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
Hippomenes cud scarce nod his heid.
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
let auld men nod whan they speak o him
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Coyle Loyal, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
McDade looks at me an ah nod ma heid tae the stairs hopin
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
a winced, bit gied him a slaw nod, recognisin the needcessity o
1 matches

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
in mind these leagues got the nod before? and for the record go (2021) twitter link
grassroots fitbaw - gets the nod (2020) twitter link
ay - n your 20s lads get the nod 2 - cos am a fitbaw man thru (2020) twitter link
ar was a joke n kelty got the nod - but this time its even wor (2021) twitter link
s m8 - a hope u guys get the nod again tae play shortly - n a (2020) twitter link
and 1 other occurrences.


Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
rse Wollaston. Syne he gied a nod ti the loon on the yalla bull on page 8

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Tamara gied a reluctant nod. on page 76
grinned, winkit an gied her a nod o encouragemint. Mebbe a diff on page 77

2 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
nod. He en took athing oot o his
Eence mair he gaed his heid a nod. The
ase you? "Eence mair it wis a nod o the heid. A' at eence the b
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
s mou, bit wid answer ye wi a nod or a grunt or a nicher like a
ean foonert, jist stertin tae nod inno sleep, an open buik on h
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
The auld wummin gied a nod o her heid tae far her nevoy
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
” Douglas managed a painful nod.
1 matches


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
ck fur his heid wis start tae nod. on page 74

1 matches


Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
The nod an shake thair heids at me, A on page 64

1 matches

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