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Note about dogfish and fishing lines, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/65

Scope and Contents

Note probably collected on Ìle/Islay about the breeding habits of 'gobag' [sand eel], 'murlach' [dogfish] and 'sgat' [skate] that they breed 'like the dogs'; that they cut through fishing lines 'like [a] razor' and that eels breed from a horse's hair and that a dog's hair is as good as horse hair. The vocabulary note reads 'Casach = snod iasgaich' [fishing-line].


  • Creation: June 1887

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 15v, line 12 to folio 16r, line 2

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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