Words and Phrases




Alternative spelling/meaning:

nievefu’ (fistful, handful)

In Literature:

Excerpt from Letter II by William M'Comb

An’ when he gat forret to the edge o’ the roof,
he first stickit his twa nieves intil his twa hinches,
and leukt for a the warld
like ane o’Leezy’s skivert rabbits

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