It was unco low o'erhead, and I maist brak my head twice or thrice or I won to the doctor's cabin.
maist likely the auld ash-tree by the door has been stricken.
Whan I see a man that but minds me o' Him, my hert rises wi' a loup, as gien it wad 'maist lea' my body ahint it.
I wat weel how the world wags; he's best lik'd wha has maist bags.
In words of two and more syllables mar (mair) and mast (maist) also occur.
My father says whiles he's some feart they're no bein made the maist o'.'
I never heard them bring foret ony text but ane—the maist ridiculous hash 'at ever ye heard—to justifee 't.'
He was ane that middled with maist things in the parish, they said.
The maist of it was from a neighbour they caa'd Laurie Lapraik—a sly tod.
"maist lap the hool," what condensation in that Scotch phrase!