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"Is that why you're tasking me with all these daft questions - because that clavering auld clype Owen Williams has told you that Billy Cumming put his hand on mine once or twice at the baccarat?"
It's but the country clype I'll ne'er deny, gweed forbid
A body in my trade canna help fa'in 'amo' ill company whiles, for we're a 'born in sin, an' brocht furth in ineequity, as the Buik. says; in fac ', it's a' sin thegither: we come o 'sin an' we gang for sin; but ye ken the likes o 'me maunna clype (tell tales).
'He used to clype (tell tales) upo' them, though. '
I'm a great coortier, ladies, you must know, and am in love wid every purty girl I meet -- but sure that's only natural; however, as I was sayin ', it's not to a clype or a pair of smooth-in' irons I'll produce such stockins 'as these!
An’ I told Wee Jean it was a hoodie crow to scare her ’cos she’s a wee clype an’ my dad would thrash me if he knew we were ringing doorbells.