But gin that wasna a quean, ye canna deny but she luikit unco like ane, and no a blate (bashful) ane eyther.'
But at no time was the genial little poet "blate," as he would himself have said.
But the compliment is like the chariot-wheels o Pharaoh, sae dreigh o drawing, that I canna afford to be blate wi you ony langer.
We're no blate at askin' the lawin', although some folk are unco' slow at payin' o't. It's just four-and-six.
"Faith, and you are not blate," said she whimsically, but indifferent to remove herself from a grasp so innocent.
He's 'no blate,' as they used to say in Scotland, and made himself quite at home to-night.
Grant was by no means "blate" in availing himself of the hint, but the Shaws were tough fighters.
"You're too blate, Colin," he said, and then he put his arm through his wife's and gave her a squeeze to take her into his joke.