Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
) unlucky, perverse: neat, trim: sickly.
But what is to become of the poor donsie woman, no one can expound.
"The Ayrshire Legatees" by
Better rough an' sonsy than bare an' donsy.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by
An' couthie an' kin' was oor meetin' I troo,
But the wrunkles were thick an' mair deep on his broo,
An' his heart it grew grit, an' his lip it would quiver,
An' he lookit as donsie an' dowie as ever.
"Neebour Johnnie's Complaint" by
sonsie, eonsie, fonsie, consie, xonsie, sonsie, dinsie, dknsie, dlnsie, dpnsie, dobsie, dohsie, dojsie, domsie, donaie, donwie, dondie, donxie, donzie, donaie, donsue, donsje, donske, donsoe, donsiw, donsis, donsid, donsir
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