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List of vocabulary consisting of tinker's cant and accompanying proverbs, 1904

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/40

Scope and Contents

List of vocabulary consisting of tinker's cant including 'Siamachadh = Ga chur a mach = pouring out', 'Ceannabhi = Fear Taigh...Houseman' and 'Cruaidh Ghaillion = Blizzard = hard frost and heavy snow and high wind during the snow'. The proverb begins 'Cha tig fuachd gun tig earrach, Na [crios] na cruadh ghaillion'. Some of the text has been scored through.


  • Creation: 1904

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 20 folios ; 21 x 17 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 12v, line 1 to folio 12v, line 14

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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