Words and Phrases



sly; devious; crafty; mean; unfair; scheming

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Excerpt from Potheen by Barney McGlone

An’ if she was as ould as Methoosalem’s first hat,
I’d love her as the crame’s loved by that sleekit baste, the cat

Excerpt from To an Old Black Coat by William Bleakley

And I’m sure you’re ashamed, if you could but speak it,
for you used to be cleanly, baith bonny and sleeket

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