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[th ey] /ðeɪ/
pronoun, adjective, Scot. and North England.
Origin of thae
1575-85; representing north and Scots development of Middle English, Old English thā, plural of thæt that Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was on ane o' thae nights 'at a mason fell off the rafters an' broke his leg.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • Ay, but Hendry was straucht in thae days by what he is noo, an' Jamie wasna born.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • Ay, Hendry called me fond like names, thae no everyday names.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • "thae tatties is lang o' comin' to the boil," said T'nowhead.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • It was you hurrying me off to look in thae other carriages, Robbie!

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • He was from the Colonies or America or one of thae wild places!

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • They had to do mathematics; what could he do wi' thae whigmaleeries?

    The House with the Green Shutters

    George Douglas Brown
  • But I micht nearly as weel be deid, for I've been thae twa months in Edinburgh.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • Well; thae'll co' a lookin' at us, when tho comes this gate on, winnut to, Jone?

    Lancashire Sketches

    Edwin Waugh
  • There ye are, and it's mair than mony a Christian gets in thae weary days.

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