And that you shall have, my dear lass, he said emphatically.
Weel, what think ye o' the lass by this time, Mr. Bletherwick?
The dory was within fifty yards of the lass before the men on deck became aware of its approach.
Saying this he put the cup the lass had offered him to his lips.
Even Robin, with his bag on his shoulder, stopped a moment to gaze at “our lass,” as he called her in a whisper to his friend.
"Your father is nothing but an ache and a stound to you, lass," Sim would say in a whimper.
Come now, my lass, said the housekeeper, what has been going on so slyly here?
"It's just t'edge o' dark, lass," said Matthew to Rotha while filling his pipe.
Look you, lass, I took this frae the man's trunk when he lodged wi' yer father and yersel' at Fornside.
I'd be nothing but an ache and a stound to the lass, as I've olas been—nothing but an ache and a stound to them all.
"young woman," c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Swedish løsk kona "unmarried woman," but also perhaps related to Old Norse löskr "idle, weak," West Frisian lask "light, thin." Liberman suggests Old Danish las "rag." "Slang words for 'rag' sometimes acquire the jocular meaning 'child' and especially 'girl.'" "Used now only of mean girls" [Johnson, who also has lasslorn "forsaken by his mistress"]. Scottish diminutive lassie first recorded 1725.