Words and Phrases
fur fear o’

“fur fear o’”

Meaning:

in dread of / in case

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Adventures of Paddy McQuillan by WG Lyttle

A got that scaured fur feer o’ loasin’ mysel’
that A had a noshin’ o’ lyin’ doon

Excerpt from King Mydas by BBC Tellytales - translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

Yer ill-luck haesnae rin oot yït:
forbye yer freens haes up an quït.
Naebodie daurs tae be aboot ye
fur fear the’r turnt intae a stookie!


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