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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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HIS, poss.pron. Also heez, he's, and in unemphatic position 's. Gen.Sc. For his lane (leen), his sel, see Lane, Hissel. In I.Sc. freq. of inanimate objects = its. See He. [Sc. hɪz, em.Sc., Arg. + hiz]Sc. 1728 Ramsay Poems (S.T.S.) II. 190:
Auld Homer sang for 's daily Bread.
Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xlv.:
[He wants] to vrang no man o' 's money.
Knr. 1891 H. Haliburton Ochil Idylls 149:
But had that limmer ha'en the power — We ken what bizz'd in he's caip!
Sh. 1916 J. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr (Maerch 9):
A pictur is no lang in tellin his aerrand.
Lth. 1925 C. P. Slater Marget Pow 198:
He's name is Duncan.
Dundee 1990 Sheila Stephen in Joy Hendry Chapman 60 51:
"Eh'd jist haen a wee leh doon an' whin Eh woke up it wiz eftir twa, the time the fishman aye comes, so Eh ran ti the windy ti see if Eh could see heez van cumin. ... "

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