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adverb
Ablins, Aiblins  adv.  Perhaps; possibly. (Scotch)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Ablins" Quotes from Famous Books



... the like o' this?'—or, 'Ye'll no be o' this country, freend?' The answers, when obtained, were neither very reconcilable to each other nor accurate in the information which they afforded. Kippletringan was distant at first 'a gey bit'; then the 'gey bit' was more accurately described as 'ablins three mile'; then the 'three mile' diminished into 'like a mile and a bittock'; then extended themselves into 'four mile or thereawa'; and, lastly, a female voice, having hushed a wailing infant which ...
— Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... making the inspection, was to see that they laid out their pay-money conform to military regulation; and not to fyling their stamicks, and ruining baith sowl and body, by throwing it away on whisky—as but ower mony, that aiblins should have kenned better, have dune ...
— The Life of Mansie Wauch - Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself • David Macbeth Moir



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