And they will keep in this fettle until they get off the Horn.
The gunners and swabbers were putting their cannon in fettle below decks.
"Faith, an' it's my mither's ain son that could fettle that," said the curate.
With them gals to hender us we ain't a-going to be in no fettle for a skimper-scamper race with a fresh wheen o' the redskins.
The meetings were only memorable when Tammas Haggart was in fettle, to pronounce judgments in his well-known sarcastic way.
That's a match some old cats would lap tea all night to fettle up.'
One branch of my duty is to fettle your horse; and in Flamborough they fettle them on stale fish.
Theer's gude years ahead o' yon dogs, but I've na mind to gi' 'em the wark they need to keep 'em in fettle.
These were nebulous questions, but I was in fettle for anything; boat-stealing was a bagatelle.
Being across the Umganie with Monyosi and his dog one day in search of buck, I found the elephants in very bad “fettle.”