I would rather give a man a shillin' on a day like this than put him off with a derision like a bawbee
A Scotchman is very seldom known 'to lose his head', so far as to not know, and be able to demonstrate, 'how many shillings there are in a pound', or 'how many bawbees
there are in a sixpence
They are rightwing scum bought for the bosses' bawbees
Buy yourself an investment property in Berwick and wait for the bawbees
to roll in.
That canny scots attitude to minding the bawbees
saw hampden stadium temporarily transformed into an athletics stadium for the games, thus saving millions by not building a brand new stadium for just a couple of weeks' competition.
The ageing Duke, short of a few bawbees
to pay death duties, is offering us two of his Titians for pounds 50 million apiece.
cash and bawbees
, whisky and cigars, is a descriptive gauge of Brisbane's ruling aspirations" (The Curse a 19).
How he has managed to win friends and influence people though has been in his devotion to the job, and the way he has made such a silk purse out of a sow's ear at a club where they don't have two bawbees
to rub together.
An' some will gie [give] me beef an' bread, an' some will gie me cheese An' out among the weddin' folk, I git all the bawbees
Bi no takin tent tae the ither wants, we hiv gien the idea that govrenment juist haes tae tax a bit bawbees
intae dictionar projecks an Scots is sairtit.
Predictably, and with good reason, the Presbyterians have had a field day with the bawbees
, but even at a final reckoning of [pounds sterling]431 million (roughly [pounds sterling]80 for every man, woman and child in Scotland), their first seat of government in over 300 years still weighs in at just over half the [pounds sterling]750 million squandered on the Millennium Dome (AR April 2000), which languishes unused and unloved on the Greenwich Peninsula, a bloated marquee without purpose or soul.
I've never been consulted to see if I want to pour more of my hard-earned bawbees
into another project for the glorification of London.