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List of vocabulary comprising tinker's cant, 27 July 1904

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/33

Scope and Contents

List of vocabulary comprising tinker's cant, collected from Margaret Stewart, wife of Andrew Campbell, Bohespic, Rannoch, [Easter Bohespic or Over Bohespic, Raineach both Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire], including terms for people such as 'Gadie = boy, Gaozie = man'; terms relating to their surroundings such as 'Beis = wood. Stand in the beis = Storn in the beis - stopping in the wood'; and terms relating to everyday activities such as eating and drinking a number of which involve the word 'figit' 'I figit a [barnai] cant wid [surcetin] I got a lot of tea and sugar', 'Neds = potatoes' and Barrai togarai = good old clothes'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 27 July 1904

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 20 folios ; 21 x 17 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 10r, line 9 to folio 11r, line 5

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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