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Found in 215 Collections and/or Records:

Vocabulary note about 'Cairiste', September 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/91
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note about 'Cairiste' describing it a six days in the harvest and six days in the spring when 'ev[e]ry smoke in the country had to send a per[son] to the proprietor or his factor in lieu & at any other time when he wanted. All "the little ten" had this.'
Dates: September 1872

Vocabulary note for Cairiste or Presan, 1867

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/57
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for Cairiste or Presan describing it as a payment to the landlord for a half pennyland which is made up of six yards of linen, two stones of butter, two and a half stones of cheese and three bolls of oatmeal. 'Fear na feorlig' or someone with a farthing land (half of a half pennyland) would pay half of the quantity listed.
Dates: 1867

Vocabulary note for 'Crannachan' and accompanying fragment of a custom about 'gaoisid', 1894

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/185
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note which reads 'Crannachan = Bainne buailte = Ce cìa whisked' and accompanying fragment of a custom which reads 'Tha gaoisid [-] fheaman a bho - not of horse, best in slight frost - Halloween often.'
Dates: 1894

Vocabulary note for 'Fad-seilbh = Infeftment', 1894

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/196
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for 'Fad-seilbh = Infeftment' describing it as 'handing over ground to another by handing him a handful of earth.'
Dates: 1894

Vocabulary note for 'Seamalach' and 'caraideachadh', 7 August 1886

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/13
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note probably collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Tobar Mhoire/Tobermory, Muile/Isle of Mull, for 'Seamalach' and 'caraideachadh' describing the former as a heifer whose calf had died and the latter as when the calf of one cow is killed, its tail is cut off and tied to a [cloth] and placed on another calf which can then suckle both cows.
Dates: 7 August 1886