The birkie doesna stand in need o' cash; for he gies saxpence to this ane, and a shillin to the tither ane, for gangin errans.
Oh, said he, looking awkward, I didna want birkie to ken he was tied.
It wad be better telling ye to answer ceevilly a ceevil question, my birkie.
Ye shall never say that Robin of Airyolan roguit ony man,—even a feckless toon's birkie wi' bandy legs!'
birkie, birk′i, n. a strutting or swaggering fellow: a fellow generally.
She was nine-and-twenty, and a birkie woman of nine-and-twenty can make a good husband out of very unpromising material.