"She's been longing and yearning to seize the reins and drive the coach ever since she came," commented tattie.
And once he let tattie and me try to row, but I 'caught a crab' and dropped the oar.
"Mither, Rob's taken twa sups of milk to yae bite o' tattie," little Mary would say.
I know you go creeping into tattie's bed when you think I'm asleep, and you daren't walk upstairs alone.
"Mr. Greenhalgh has tried, and says he can't hear of one anywhere," lamented tattie.
Inferior; cheap; shoddy; tacky: have met overlunch in tatty banquet halls to press the flesh (1933+)