Words and Phrases
able

“able”

Meaning:

fit for / rich / physically strong / well-to-do / prosperous

Alternative spelling/meaning:

Able mon = rich man, wealthy man

In Literature:

Excerpt from Honourable Intentions by Hugh Robinson

Noo, Maggie was an able wumman,
no unyaised tae drivin coos

Excerpt from Tea by James Orr

Sax reekin’ rouns or maybe mair,
can mak’ him able to think,
an’ speak, an’ labour share
in barn or stable


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