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Thread #75102   Message #1317015
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
04-Nov-04 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: Wee pen knife
Subject: RE: Wee pen knife
From 'Banks o' Red Roses':
"He's ta'en oot his wee penknife, an' it was lang an' shairp
An' he pierced it through and through the bonnie lassie's hairt"

Maybe the word 'wee' has changed its meaning somewhat between then and now?