I've traveled some, Em, in my time, and you hain't; an' that makes a difference atween
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lancashire version of the proverb is "there's nobbut three generations atween
a clog and clog.
We hae often sitten there till 2 or 3 in the morning making fun and haverin' (36) and talkin' nonsense and liltin' and singin' sangs at nae allowance; (37) and Whithaugh himsel' bummin' away on an auld fiddle wi' only three strings as Sir Walter says (& he'll be right) atween
ilka (38) story he telled, till we war a' fairly tired, & gaed to our beds--and the neist (39) day again we war at it as hard as ever.
The Oxford English Dictionary online describes tween as an "[a]phetic form of ATWEEN