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Otters

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

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Cures involving the tongue, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/38
Scope and Contents Cures involving the tongue including that putting one's tongue on the liver of an otter will bring healing and that if the tongue is put on a burn, it never rises and 'heals greatly'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 1901

Note about otters on Ìle/Islay, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/34
Scope and Contents Note about otters on Ìle/Islay probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, which states that 'Beiste donna' is an expression for an otter and that [Donald] 'Killed an otter larger than a barn door. The[y] larger than any ever seen in Islay - (twice attacked).'
Dates: June 1887

Note about the otter, 1901

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/37
Scope and Contents Note about the otter [dobhar chu] that the owner of a bit of otter pelt will be safe in battle and other remarks which are difficult to make out. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: 1901

Notes about otters, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/205
Scope and Contents Note about freshwater otters and sea-otters, that there are madadh-uisge [freshwater otters] in Abhainn Chearrai [Abhainn Kerry/ River Kerry, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] and that a freshwater otter drowned a sea-otter at Coire Torridon at Ionnar Abh[ainn] a Choire [Mhic Nòbaill]. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887

Notes about otters, 23 March 1877

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/17
Scope and Contents Notes probably collected from Anthony Campbell, Kentangval [Ceann Tangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Barra] on otters, young otters and how they eat eels.
Dates: 23 March 1877

Otter, 1870s-1930s

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Identifier: Coll-1434/3212
Scope and Contents Photograph of a group of African men sitting in a field with a couple of otters in the early 20th century.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Story entitled 'Gleann Li-un', October 1890

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/38
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Gleann Li-un' [Gleann Lìomhann/Glen Lyon, Siorrachd Pheairt/Perthshire] collected from an unnamed informant about a battle that took place between the 'Robertson Campbells & MacGregor & the Clann Imhear' [MacIver], the MacIvers being killed. The MacGregors came down from Bunrainich [Raineach/Rannoch], battled at Lagan a chatha and stopped at Camus nan Cam [Camus nan Càrn] to wash. At a ford in the River Lyon 'the river ran red with blood' and it is said that the river...
Dates: October 1890

Story entitled 'Sea-Serpent', February 1874

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/59
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Sea-Serpent' in which the informant vividly tells Carmichael how he once saw a sea-serpent at dawn on Loch huntain [-] coming close to him. He 'thought it was someth[ing] unnat[ural]' and he felt his 'Knees Knocking' but soon saw that it was a line of five otters, holding the otter in front by its tail. 'When they land[ed] they disengaged - & lay down in a cuach (ring) in a place evidently used f[or] it.'
Dates: February 1874

Vocabulary note for seals and otters, c1893

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW126g/24
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note for seals and otters that 'Biromal' is a male seal, 'Biast-mhaol' is a female seal and 'Biast-dubh' is an otter. Also notes that 'Biromallaich the west side N[orth] Uist people'.
Dates: c1893