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Etymology

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW

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Story about ghosts at Howmore cemetery and accompanying place-name note, 29 October 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/108
Scope and Contents Story about ghosts at Howmore cemetery [Tobha Mòr, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] in which Catri[o]na ni[gh]ean Do[mh]n[a]il[l] Ghuirm volunteered to watch the cattle-fold at night while the man who should have been doing it went fishing at Loch Sgioport [Loch Skipport]. While there, she saw the graves open and people going in and out of them. A woman ghost approached her and Catriona barred her way with a cuigeal or distaff. The woman demanded to be let past saying that she was Mòr nighean Rìgh...