The trilogy follows Kate and Baba, two lasses from the Shannon bogs, from convent school to the bright lights of London.
Besides, ye're no o' our country, man; and the lasses o' Scotland dinna like foreigners.
"I want to bekfast wid papa, an' I want more 'lasses," he remarked.
"The lasses, the lasses, I agree with ye," interrupted McDougall without ceremony.
And the lasses are worse than the men, with their fashions and foldololls.
Shame to him who does not agree with our own delightful Robert Burns, of glorious memory, who "dearly lo'ed the lasses O!"
The citizens, lads and lasses, old men and dames, got into the boat.
Dey said dat de massa wuz good ter 'em, but dat sometimes in de mo'nin' dey jist has lasses an' co'nbread fer breakfas'.
Golden lads and lasses must, like chimney-sweepers, turn to dust.
When the subway was complete, the lasses watched until some vessel should arrive.
an Indian milkshake of thinned sweetened and flavored yogurt, but can also be made of milk or buttermilk
"young woman," c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Swedish løsk kona "unmarried woman," but also perhaps related to Old Norse löskr "idle, weak," West Frisian lask "light, thin." Liberman suggests Old Danish las "rag." "Slang words for 'rag' sometimes acquire the jocular meaning 'child' and especially 'girl.'" "Used now only of mean girls" [Johnson, who also has lasslorn "forsaken by his mistress"]. Scottish diminutive lassie first recorded 1725.