As for yer mother, she's wonderfu'; a wee frail, but aye able to DAE her turns.
I dinna think he had onything to DAE wi' her gaun away, onyway.'
It says: 'Macpheerson, how DAE ye justeefy thy wilfu' conduct?
There's little ye can DAE for tree or man, Marcella, but juist not hinder them.
Noo that this money's com' in' to us, we could DAE't quite easy.
He tried to DAE what was richt; but it wasna to be—I hope you'll—no'—be angry wi' him.
DAE ye think I'm angry wi' the cook in some hoose roond in-the terraces because she's-chief wi' the letter-carrier?
"An' a'll DAE mine," and Tammas gave MacLure's hand a grip that would have crushed the bones of a weakling.
Why DAE ye gloreefy the profeets o' th' airth above thy speeritual salvation, mon?
We're men, and can warstle through ills; but oh, what am I to DAE wi' the bit helpless lassie?
initialism for "A Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles," published in four volumes between 1936 and 1944, edited by Sir William A. Craigie and James R. Hulbert.