haud yere tongue, sir, and do as I bid ye—it'll no be charged again yere conscience, and yere no the keeper o' mine.
But Auld Jock had bade him "haud 'is gab" there, as in Greyfriars kirkyard.
Cf. 73 haud scio an melius Ennius, 'probably Ennius speaks better'; also 74 incertium an hoc ipso die, 'possibly to-day'.
It will haud out an honest man, but naething 'll haud out a rogue.
I gaed out ae fine summer night to haud my halve at the Pow fit.
"haud ma haun, guid-wife," his voice upborne by the buoyancy of death.
You shall show them ye can haud your head as high as ever, and are not a jot down in the world.
"haud that," and he thrust the torch in the Frenchman's hand.
He kens muckle wha kens when to speak, but far mair wha kens when to haud his tongue.
Am I to gang hame wi' a lassie to haud me oot o' the gutters?