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a Scot word for soft
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  • Ma heart's no' so saft as to permit a bit dog to scandalize the deid.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • That he had "lee'd" to no purpose and got a "saft" name for it was a blow to his pride.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • "saft's your horn, my friend," quo' the man when he grippit the cuddy's lug.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Moreover, it was an indirect rebuke to the “saft” way the others acted about her.

    The Backwoodsmen Charles G. D. Roberts
  • She arrived at Golspie, an open motor-car was waiting for her, and it was saft.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • He's but a saft ane; but I fear he'll no hae onything on him this time.

  • It would be 'saft,' no doubt, climbing the Law, but the bonfire must be lighted.

  • Dinna think though I hae been saft wi' you a' along, that I'll ay be like that.

    The Underworld

    James C. Welsh
  • Not the least of his disturbing causes was saft Tammie, who had now become at certain times of the day a fixture at his gate.

    Dracula's Guest

    Bram Stoker
  • He had fairly made up his mind to wear on that day ordinary clothes, but the visit of saft Tammie reversed his decision.

    Dracula's Guest

    Bram Stoker

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