Orra

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Orra or′a (Scot.) odd: not matched: left over: doing odd pieces of work: worthless.
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Usage

In literature:

Lou and the two little girls, Arta and Orra, rode in an open phaeton.
"Last of the Great Scouts" by Helen Cody Wetmore
ORRA, odd; ORRA MAN, the man who does the odd jobs.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
And there was the bag of siller sure aneugh, and mony orra thing besides, that had been missing for mony a day.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
And there was the bag of siller sure aneaugh, and mony orra thing besides, that had been missing for mony a day.
"Stories by English Authors: Scotland" by Various
Na, naething confuses me, unless it be a screed o' drink at an orra time.
"Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
And there was the bag of siller sure aneugh, and mony orra things besides, that had been missing for mony a day.
"The Haunters & The Haunted" by Various
It is most laughable to see immaculate city chaps out here doing all sorts of "orra" jobs.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
Jock Gilmour, the "orra" man, was washing down the legs of a horse beside the trough.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Air; oirnn, oirbh, orra.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
Langhorne, Orra, old-time South.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
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In poetry:

A wee drap parritch, naething mair,
But taties an' a pickle saut;
A wee bit bread at orra times,
But nocht that comes o' beef or maut.
"Winter" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

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