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Scope and Contents Custom written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Goisteachd' and additionally entitled 'Blood Brotherhood' by Alexander Carmichael. MacRury recalls how if two boys drew blood while playing then one would put blood on the back of the hand of the other and say 'roinn [rinn] mi goisteachd riut' and that would mean that they 'were friends in all plays henceforth', although frequently the bond was short-lived MacRury remarks 'there was something in it as the...
Scope and Contents Etymological note on 'Glas' as 'water' and 'Dubh-ghlas' for 'Douglas', including mentions of 'Anaghlas = milk and water' and 'Glas-sheile = water brash' and a note that there is a 'Dubh-ghlas in Leanndaidh Lennox where some say Arthur fought his 3[r]d 4th and 5th battles.' [Douglas Water, Siorrachd Dhùn Breatainn/Dunbartonshire]
Scope and Contents Expression collected from Donald MacPhail, grocer, Quay, Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which reads 'Buil an suil, buil an glun, buil an uilinn Cha be chradh a chniodachadh.'
Scope and Contents Expression for a talkative woman collected from Donald MacPhail, grocer, Quay, Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which reads 'Bu tu an gloc air garadh'.
Scope and Contents Expressions connected to labouring collected from Donald MacPhail, grocer, Quay, Oban [An t-Òban, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] including 'Diluain is the day to begin all work' and that 'amhlaireac' means provoking playfulness
Scope and Contents Notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing field and transcribed material. The notebook is inscribed on the front inside cover with the following: 'Scrap Book MS No1 Alex[ander] Carmichael (of Lismore) Inland Revenue Lochmaddy N[orth] Uist] 1864'. On the recto side of the fly leaf is written 'Angus MacDonald Staoinebrig tale teller' and on the verso side of the fly leaf is written 'Bought at Drew's Saint columb Cornwall this 17 day of Nov[ember] 1864 A. A. Carmichael p2/3'....