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preposition, adverb, adjective
a Scots word for over
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  • Aifter aboot ten meenits mair o' this wark, she shot at me ower her shouther the obsairve, 'Isn't it an obstinate wretch?'

  • And maybe I hae been ower lang in comin to that same plainness!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • I wish ye wad haud your tongue, an no mak me ower proud o her.

  • What's comin' ower thee, my lad, that thou looks so, and talks so?

  • It wes hangin' ower Peter for months, but it cam oot sudden in the end, a' in a piece ae morning.

  • Nay, Mr. Bonnithorne, there's ower much nastment in the weather yet.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • "If I didna think I had got ower't I wadna hae been here the nicht," said the son.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • Mind as you're not ower keen at seein' the ins and oots o' that pewter.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Ay, but it was just to let Miss Ross see the danger of ower muckle thought, and how it brought on my palpitation.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • He threw him ower the brig of Ayr into the water, and he was drowned.

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