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a Scot word for head
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • He raised his heid when he heard me tellin' the bairn no to tear my wrapper.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • And he sat doun like ane wi' a fever, an' his teeth chittered in his heid.

  • Mr. Traill suddenly had a terrible "cauld in 'is heid," that made his eyes water.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • I dinna believe sic a thocht was i' the man's heid when he wrote it.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • And he sat down like ane wi' a fever, an' his teeth chittered in his heid.

  • I gave you credit, sir, for more sense, seeing you'd a Scots tongue in your heid!

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • She'll nae toss her heid as she gangs past me as if I was dirt.

    The Underworld

    James C. Welsh
  • His een turnt backward in his heid and the day gaed black aboot him.

    Catriona Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Syne I micht hae steppit oot o' the dirt o' my hypocrisy, i'stead o' gaein ower the heid intil't!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • They're gray eneuch, and they're near eneuch to the grave, but gin ye turn oot weel, I'll maybe haud up my heid a bit yet.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald

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