- " I felt so sure, dear Daff, that we could put it through," she mourned. - "Under the Skylights", Henry Blake Fuller.
- " Daff," said Little O'Grady, " for the Lord's sake, what's on?" - "Under the Skylights", Henry Blake Fuller.
- No that the King is sair to live with either, so that he can eat and drink and daff, and be let alone to take his ease. - "Two Penniless Princesses", Charlotte M. Yonge.