Words and Phrases



hesitate; be unable to make up mind

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In Literature:

Excerpt from Me an' Me Da by William Forbes Marshall

So I swithered back an’ forrit till margit got a man;
a fella come from Mullaslin an’ left me jist the wan

Excerpt from Phemios and Medon by Michael Longley

Still looking for a scoot-hole,
Phemios the poet in swithers,
fiddling with his harp, jukes to the hatch,
lays the bruckle yoke between porringer and armchair

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