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a Scots word for any
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  • That he hes, at ony rate, and it 'ill no be your blame or mine if he hesna mair.

  • No that it's ony tyauve (struggle) to me, though I aye likit Francie!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • I wud fain hand him ohn gotten into trouble wi' you or ony lass.'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • ony ither body, be she as guid as she may, maun be but a makshift!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Sae noo I'm jist as weel 's there's ony need to be o' this side the mist.

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Na, na; I maun see you safely bestowed first before I meet with ony other.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • But there's no' been ony stream flowing there in the recollection o' living man.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • Kinder reckon I wull, Cunnel; howsomdever, I keeps the stakes, ony how?

    Among the Pines

    James R. Gilmore
  • Na, he juist said he'd forgotten a pirn, or his cruizey lamp, or ony thing.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • "You see the hoose was taen, at ony rate," continued Sanders.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

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