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Use in varieties of Scots

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thin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words118.3 57.8 89.8 74.2 30.9 101.6 678.9
Number of occurrences21460 34 4 3 9 104
Number of authors51 22 11 2 3 7 6

Occurrences of thin in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
er bristles on his chafts and thin patches o white hair on his h on page 6

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
jist seem tae disappear intae thin air. Only the boay fae Harrod on page 42
f-confidence evaporates intae thin air. A changin emotion which on page 184

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
the bunnet in wan haund and a thin tube o Superglue in the ither on page 24
the laddie sterted tae cut a thin skliff o the muckle cake. 'Th on page 121

2 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
ugh the meat and making wafer thin slices, This is the best pres on page 173

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Em seek o yi askin me whar ah-thin is on page 105
pissin is aff, yir ware-in is thin, on page 107

4 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
We asked Miss Thin the librarian if she knew whi on page 72
hold-yir nose effort an Miss Thin went an flung him oot intae t on page 89
s never had another job. Yi'd thin, he'd be glad ae the break; y on page 100
e dae curse me ya witch. Miss Thin, the skinny librarian came ow on page 106

5 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
d. Yin mornin, at peep o day, thin columns o white reek were see on page 20
prootit hunners and hunners o thin gless tubes, and the gless tu on page 104
here lay somethin sae wee and thin and grey that awbody thocht t on page 105
, and she'll come oot jist as thin as a whistle? on page 116
disappeart awthegither intae thin air! on page 146
Also on pages 154
7 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Wee Neds, big Neds, fat Neds, thin Neds, on page 33

1 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
ildins ablow them stertit tae thin oot. on page 16

1 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
Aw thin feels different jist like bei on page 17
Is hidden in that thin box o shell on page 40
Back doon whaur the reeds thin oot like claws on page 53
Aw thin haes a day on which it's born on page 71
A bit peely wally as aw thin dae on page 134

5 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
He shrugs yet again as the thin paper sizzles in front o his on page 47

1 matches

Travers, Martin A Nappie Lassie Blethers tae a Fritter, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, script
Iona. Mair thin 'an yer conversation? Nou 'at on page 4

3 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
meanin that it maun hae a gey thin atmosphere. This watter is wh
airticles fae the Sun but the thin atmosphere aye dwynes awa aga
rocky inward warlds – wi a thin hap o cloods wheechin aboot i
rings aboot it that's made o thin stour, likely aff-fawins o th
s an shifts, an it gies aff a thin atmosphere o oxygen. But whit
10 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
p the brae, ontae the muir. A thin stourin o snaw lay on the ice
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
n that wey, wind up becomin a thin, gossamer web o semiotics, a
1 matches

Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
than ony ither leid. The main thin is, a'body's ain leid cairrie
1 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
Richt noo, ma Scots is like a thin tattie broth whit haes aw dri
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
doon a wee bit. A taen a wee thin slice aff it an' A couldnae t
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
mak’ a difference. Fir yin thin’ they were actually comin
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
An’ like aw’ thin’ oan watter,
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
man’s vyce cam oot flat an thin, as gin it wis blawn fae hyne
he pluckit a leid shot oot o thin air. “Hsien,” he sayed, a
hey poort the watter ower his thin, shilpit fore-erm. “Guid ma
here wis naethin bit a bubble-thin membrane haudin it thegither.
intae a hospital, an a heap o thin, manky mattresses wis piled o
5 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
ma sensitivity’s wearin’ thin Through furiver takin’ it o
cale't a tree A’d be richer thin ma wildest dreams Wi’ a cas
2 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
In this wan,’ she flashed a thin wee buik the colour o bluid a
1 matches

@billykayscot tweeted
@STVNews More thick, than thin.(2020) search twitter

@ThonJacobite tweeted
The answer Gordon is 'a very thin elastic band and some ower ya(2021) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ttered Eric noddit it a wafer-thin bit blondie lassie fa wis get on page 15
e ken Elsie Donald. Elsie's a thin wireoa wifie, wi a razir-shar on page 65
rattilt is ribs. He pulled is thin suit jaicket roon im an curse on page 74

4 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
nted a finger at him, a lang, thin finger - sae thin ye could h on page 8

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
nondescript style an a stick-thin Elspeth wis dolled up te the on page 27
ds blue-tinged; moos set in a thin, grim line. Ah look aroon it on page 78

2 matches

Benzie, Lesley Fessen Reared, (Seahorse 2020 ISBN: 978-1916214538) Doric, poetry
thin sliver o time atween ane birt on page 33

1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Thin bare win blaws oot o the Wast
Thin an snell is the win fae the E
Crimond player threw thin air on tae the park. Weel the
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
tton stukken wi swyte tae her thin flat chest. A single treelip
weed advert fur his trade, as thin as the links o the crook an a
idly danger. Syne there wis a thin skreich like a bairn skirlin
ng, bit fin Jock tuik her twa thin wrists in his great roch haun
noo, bit the main road wis a thin cleared path atween waas o gl
8 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
vrocht like a quaich wi a wee thin split doon ae side. It hid bi
"Jed," she skreiched in a thin vyce. 'There's a loon here wi
2 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
an hear her through the paper thin waas and so the cough keeps b
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
t wie ma hands. I pull up the thin black object – I see fae th
t the front door. There’s a thin layer o sand on ma doorstep a
he trees. They glister in the thin rays o sunlight that shine th
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
places, their fur is short an thin. He spied
tae the wardrobe, pued oot a thin simmer frock, an rugged it ow
dubs in her thin simmer frock an sypin weet sa
3 matches

@sovereigndaisy tweeted
@LittleHarmonica Waahfer thin mint?!(2019) search twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted
ing awa an ah’m getting affa thin on this diet the quine has me(2018) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
d fowk are tellin me i'm ower thin and I'll jist be needin the o(2020) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
ouiseNicol1 damn, has it worn thin aready. Jist a couple ;-)(2011) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
They hiv far mair 'o' grades thin me. Or should ah't (2019) search twitter


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
And then - ah'll be thin as a willow - on page 19
in - summer jaickets far too thin. on page 75

2 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
a moustache. Mrs Dursley wis thin an blonde-heidit, wae gey nea
in Privet Gate. He wis tall, thin an gey owld, lukkan at the si
2 matches


Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
wi da hay. Ir we laid it oot thin enough? Is it dryin aa right?
1 matches

Sinclair, James Makkin Hame, (Shetland For Wirds 2018) Shetland, poetry
Her thin skeen streetched ower eddy an
1 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
shaeped. His nose wis lang an thin, earnin him da nickname 'Tirr
1 matches


Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
tae yer knees luik incredibly thin on page 43
ahint waas sae thin ye cannae even bash yer heid on page 47

2 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
the long thin yins, the on page 95
But ye see mair, thin whit is there, on page 105

2 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
whit wi th pieces gettin sae thin - an th twinklin o th tea-" on page 111

1 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
Be his ain thin haun. on page 1

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Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
An Tib grew thin an wan.
1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
an in Simmer, Ah haed nae thin claes for the heat.
1 matches

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
20 odd years. went thick and thin with colleagues and bosses an (2021) twitter link


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Inty the thin an slippered pantyloons, on page 52

1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Apairt fae Feb'rie, thran an thin. on page 7

2 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
rae the Lowlans in Scotlan an thin wus brocht intae Norln Airlan on page v
a waatch, skelliet at it, an thin rin on, Alice tuk tae hir bai on page 7
a tunnel fur a brave bit, an thin aal o a sudden drappt doon th on page 8
ower dark tae see oniethin: thin shae lukt at the sides o the on page 9
Thin shae come on a three-legget t on page 11
Also on pages 13, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 50, 53, 56, 57, 59, 61, 63, 64, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 88, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 118, 120, 122
98 matches

BardOfMilebush Untitled poem, (Reddit 2017) Ulster, poetry
ch'd to her through thick and thin Yet though I'm Irish all with
1 matches

Gibson, Darren Oul money, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
s prentit oan muckle sheets o thin, white paper. Nixt cum tha pu
1 matches

@MarkThompStuff tweeted
ulie0 To be fair it is a very thin yin!(2020) search twitter

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