The irony did not escape one local, laith Hathim, as he stood and watched the newly minted refugees make their way into Mosul.
Like the cat, fain fish wad ye eat, but ye are laith to weet your feet.
Quo she, to leave thee, I will laith, My winsome gaberlunzie-man.
Then hearts were wild to watch us pass,Yet laith to let us go!
laith will the lassie be to weet her bonny shoon, but lang ere the play'll be ower she'll wat her hat aboon.
It seems a strange thing to ask a gift again, but I own I am laith to cut another.