But, as so often happened in like circumstances, this improvised ladder was “three ells too laigh.”
Our road lies through the fertile "laigh of Moray," one of the richest wheat districts in the Empire and as beautiful as fertile.
Alluding to a scoffing ballad which was made on the admission of the late reverend and worthy Mr. Lindsay to the laigh Kirk.
On the larger farms in the laigh Leicester sheep are kept all the year round, but in the uplands the Blackfaced take their place.
Then there was a turmoil indeed to speak about, for all the men of the laigh shore crowded round us, and knives were drawn.
Hornie did the laigh Kirk watchJust like a winking baudrons.
But “laigh down,” I think, means merely “on lower ground than Hardhaughswire.”
They found the laigh Kirk to be a gloomy underground crypt into which light was but sparingly admitted by a few Gothic windows.