I drink to our better friendship, hoping that a little horse-flesh may leave no heart-burnings atween
ye're a raight nowt; and shoo's another; and that poor lad 'll be lost atween
The truth lies atween
you: you're both right and both wrong, as I allays say.
Happen I shall do the coortin' an' the religion both together, as YE do, Seth; but ye wouldna ha' me get converted an' chop in atween
ye an' the pretty preacher, an' carry her aff?
The Moravians have teached ye better, I hope; the Lord preserve me if the powder hasn’t flashed atween
his legs, and the skin of his back is roasting.
I've traveled some, Em, in my time, and you hain't; an' that makes a difference atween
It sheered through hum like so much butter, down atween
the eyes, an' along the middle of hum, so that one leg an' arm was fast tull the one piece of hum, an' one leg an' arm fast tull the other piece of hum.
If," he continued, laying his finger on his cheek, like one who considered deeply all sides of the embarrassing situation in which he found himself,--"if an invention could be framed, which would set these Siouxes and the brood of the squatter by the ears, then might we come in, like the buzzards after a fight atween
the beasts, and pick up the gleanings of the ground--there are Pawnees nigh us, too
one on 'em's got his legs on the table, and is a-drinking brandy neat, vile the t'other one--him in the barnacles--has got a barrel o' oysters atween
his knees, which he's a-openin' like steam, and as fast as he eats 'em, he takes a aim vith the shells at young dropsy, who's a sittin' down fast asleep, in the chimbley corner.
The Oxford English Dictionary online describes tween as an "[a]phetic form of ATWEEN
Far awa' is the Flanders land Wi' fremmit France atween
, But mony a howe o' them baith the day Has a hap o' the Gordon green; It's them we kent that's lyin' there, An' it's nae wi' stane or airn, But wi' brakin' herts, an' mem'ries sair That we're biggin' the Soldiers' Cairn.
When he'd swallered hit apast the rump, the laigs stuck out at each corner ove his mouf es wide apart es the prongs ove a pitchfork, and then he sot intu ladlin in the crout atween