Ay man, I can tell thee sic news of Dan as thou never heard'st; he has sitten at his supper hand and neive wi' the deil.
"The deil a word o' that's i' the word itsel, though," rejoined David with a smile.
I cudna say till I saw whether the deil himsel' cud gar her lie still.
"But somehow 'deil' doesn't sound as bad as devil," argued Blanche.
The deil's gane ower Jock Wabster is a saying which I have been accustomed to in my part of the country from early years.
Weel, hoo the deil do ye ken whether this be the road or no?
To the evidence of Burns's warm-heartedness supplied by these kindly verses may appropriately be added the Address to the deil.
He's as polite and friendly as the deil, but he'll have naething to do with me or with onybody.
"Muckle din about ane," as the deil said when he stole the collier.
No, because "man's twal" is twelve, while the "deil's dizzen" is thirteen.