"She's been longing and yearning to seize the reins and drive the coach ever since she came," commented tattie.
And once he let tattie and me try to row, but I 'caught a crab' and dropped the oar.
"Mither, Rob's taken twa sups of milk to yae bite o' tattie," little Mary would say.
I know you go creeping into tattie's bed when you think I'm asleep, and you daren't walk upstairs alone.
There I found my Hindoo bearer, standing with a tattie in his hand.
"Mr. Greenhalgh has tried, and says he can't hear of one anywhere," lamented tattie.
[1960s+ Baseball; perhaps fr earlier Negro League use revived by George ''Boomer'' Scott when he joined the Boston Red Sox in 1966]