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[th ey] /ðeɪ/
pronoun, adjective, Scot. and North England.
Origin of thae
1575-85; representing north and Scots development of Middle English, Old English thā, plural of thæt that Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Aw dar say thae thinks thysel' bwoth hon'somer an' fauser nor him.

    Lancashire Sketches Edwin Waugh
  • He was from the Colonies or America or one of thae wild places!

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • Ye ken a' didna pay for thae twa, and that a 'll no tak an ounce o' tea let alane twa goons withoot payment.

  • It was you hurrying me off to look in thae other carriages, Robbie!

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • Ay, Hendry called me fond like names, thae no everyday names.

    A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
  • Ay, but Hendry was straucht in thae days by what he is noo, an' Jamie wasna born.

    A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
  • I wouldna wonder but what I was lossin' my place some o' thae days, an' syne whaur would ye be?

    A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
  • They had to do mathematics; what could he do wi' thae whigmaleeries?

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
  • There maun be some truth in thae auld stories aboot a deevil; he hed an awfu' grup o' me the end o' that year.

  • Try some o' thae black currants; they're graund for a hoast.

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