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Custom and saying entitled 'Spilling Milk', 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/60

Scope and Contents

Custom and saying recorded by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Spilling Milk' describing how if someone spilt milk they would say 'Coma libh dheth tha bial feumach a feathamh air' [It doesn't matter, there's a needy mouth waiting for it] and that the thirsty party would get their thirst quenched. Text has been scored thorugh as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1895

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 27r, line 1 to folio 27r, line 14

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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