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the present participle of gae
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  • The puir blackened creatures will be gaun down to their wark.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch David Macbeth Moir
  • A gaun fit's aye getting, were it but a thorn or a broken tae.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • I'm gaun to stop skliffin' wi' my feet; it's sair on the boots.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • It's no' sae serious when ye're only gaun roond the corner to the next street.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • There was gaun to be nane o' their hardenin' dydoes wi' Alexander.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • Gie me your word ye're no' gaun in for ony sports o' that kind.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • If I was gaun to hae a cornet I wad hae a cornet and no' a brass feenisher.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • Miss Alice is no weel—I saw her gaun up to her ain room, slow and heavy.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Is that the lady that throosh the gentleman that was gaun to be uncivil to our Miss Alice?

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • "We are gaun to see our faither," said Vara, speaking the truth.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

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