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Examples from the Web for aulder
Were you a twelve-month aulder, we would make a burgess of you, man.Red Gauntlet
Sir Walter Scott
I am nae fellow, Sir; and the land belangs to us by an aulder tenure than can give it to ony foreign lord.Merkland
The aulder he grew, when he was in the country, he went the more about the manse, and Esther was nearly about his own age.
"I hope in this case it 'll be the aulder the wiser, Miss—" said the lawyer, and hung unheeded on the note of interrogation.Bud
But me, that's aulder and mair judeecious, see perhaps a wee bit further forrit in the job than what ye can dae.David Balfour, Second Part
Robert Louis Stevenson
- a Scot word for old
Old English āld
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Word Origin and History for aulder
variant of old that more accurately preserves the Anglo-Saxon vowel. Surviving in northern English and Scottish; distinctly Scottish after late 14c.
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