Definition of Sawneys

1. Noun. (plural of Sawney) ¹



2. Noun. (plural of sawney) ¹

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Definition of Sawneys

1. sawney [n] - See also: sawney

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sawneys

sawhorses
sawing
sawing machine
sawings
sawlike
sawlog
sawlogs
sawm
sawmill
sawmills
sawn
sawn-off
sawn-off shotgun
sawn off
sawney
sawneys (current term)
sawpit
sawpits
saws
sawset
sawsets
sawshark
sawsharks
sawteeth
sawtimber
sawtimbers
sawtooth
sawtoothed
sawtoothlike
sawtries

Literary usage of Sawneys

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1826)
"sawneys we :tre, and sawneys will we die. We never will screw up our mouths to call a flae a flee—nor shall we ever, in the universal degeneracy of the ..."

2. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1895)
"He has no patience with the Prince and " that Cole" assembling sawneys from all parts of the land, till you can't get along Picca- ilsi. dilly. ..."

3. George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals by George Eliot (1885)
"... and " that Cole " assembling sawneys from all parts of the land, till you can,t get along Piccadilly. He has been worn to death with bores all summer, ..."

4. A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies by Ambrose Philips (1723)
"... And Jemmy wring my Hands too, But when Sawney darts his Eyes, I yield what he commands to : sawneys won, I am quite undone, He makes my Soul to ..."

5. George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals by George Eliot, John Walter Cross (1885)
"He has no patience with the prince and " that Cole " assembling sawneys from all parts of the land, till you can't get along Piccadilly. ..."

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