I ken a canny chield at Loughmaben, a bit writer lad, that will put me in the way to sort him.
It would defy the face of clay to do it, you canny lover.
He had come from somewhere nearer the centres of education--had been imported, so to speak, for the special use of Haven Settlement, for the leading men of the place were a canny set and knew the worth of books.
The full significance of the attached possibilities had been put clearly before him by the astute, canny Scotchman, and he realized that it was friendship.
Anderson was a Scotchman, absolute, with all that the name implies in canny conservative stubborn adherence to things as they are; the apparent consistencies.
He was a canny body, and sound on the doctrine, but without unction or the fervour of the Spirit blowing upon him in the pulpit.
So our canny skipper set to work his crooked wits, and for weeks he has been fomenting a rebellion of the port watch.
Aye, he was a canny brute, was Captain Swope; he knew just how to play such a crowd as we were.
Aye, they were canny fighters--if it came to blows they would not be taken in the flank by surprise.
His consent was won by the promise of a share of the profits (Kidd was a canny Scot by birth) and by the offer of Livingston to be his security and his partner in the venture.
Lachlan was canny as well as braw, and he clinched the terms of peace by first locking the visitors in a room whose walls were some twenty feet thick, and then holding as hostages the two young sons of Angus MacDonald.
Reaching Saint Louis, the canny McDougall looked him over and thought him worth trying out; so over he went to the stock department.
If you could pick up a canny Scot, it would be well.
It was proposed by the canny McAlpin to send him in with a team and light wagon, ostensibly to bring out his trunk, which, if it had not been fed to the horses, was still in Duke's barn.
De Spain was well aware thecanny boss ought to know.
Noo, Sandy is baith a canny and a carefu chield; and, if they dinna thrive, I'm sure it wouldna be his faut.
But the Taggarts are a' of the canny breed of Doobtin' Tammas, an sae I'll just keep a calm sugh till I see what the knife lays bare.
It checks up, slows down, and tapers off gradually, and that is where the canny intelligence of a faithful Fletcherizer stands himself in good usefulness.