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Vocabulary note for Barrfeal [wool], 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/79

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula for Barrfeal, which is the old wool of a sheep which is still on top of the new wool. He describes how it comes about and adds that 'Fiondarlach' is the wool found 'about the excrement channel and between the legs' and is also used to describe a very thin beard on a young man. The text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1895

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 50v, line 1 to folio 51r, line 12

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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