Scottish Proverbs


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Ye suin weary o daein weel.

Ye watna whaur a blessin mey licht.

Ye tak a bite oot o yer ain buttock.

Ye watna where a blessing may light.

Ye tak but a foal's share o the harrow.

Ye winna craw trade.

Ye tak mair in yer gab than yer cheeks can haud.

Ye winna pit oot the fire wi tow.

Ye tak the first wird o flytin.

Ye wirk bi Macfarlane's lantern.

Ye wad be a guid Borrowstone sou-ye smell weel.

Ye wis bred aboot the mill, ye hae mooped aa yer mainers.

Ye wad be a guid piper's bitch-ye smell oot the weddins.

Ye wis never born at that time o the year.

Ye wad clatter a cat tae daith.

Ye wis pat oot o the oven for nippin the pies.

Ye wad gar me trew my heid's cowed, tho there's no shears come near't.

Ye wis sae hungry ye couldna stey the grace.

Ye wad mairy a midden for the muck.

Ye yirr an yowl-ye bark, but daurna bite.

Ye shine like the sunny side o a shairney wecht

Ye should be a king of your word.

Ye sit like craws in the mist.

Ye sleep like a dug in a mill.

Ye sleep like a dug when the wife's bakin.

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