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Note about the 'Dearc-luachrach' [lizard] giving birth, 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/123

Scope and Contents

Note about the 'Dearc-luachrach' [lizard] giving birth collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann]. MacAulay states that the lizard 'bursts in bringing forth', that he himself saw it happening and the lizard was 'clean dead...the belly burst open as if cut leng[th] wise'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 24 June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 26v, line 4 to folio 26v, line 8

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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