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Superstition about the bird 'Naosg' [snipe], 24 June 1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/138

Scope and Contents

Superstition about the bird 'Naosg' [snipe] collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann that if it is heard in the morning, death comes earlier than if heard later on. Wives, on hearing the snipe ask 'where the grioglachan [Pleiades] is in the Skye (sic)' for telling the time. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates

  • 24 June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 29r, line 8 to folio 29r, line 17

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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