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Crabs

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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Custom for 'La-Fheil-Bride', c1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW7/29
Scope and Contents Custom for 'La-Fheil-Bride' [La Feille Bhride, St Bridget's Day] in which a person was sent to the strand to bring home a partan [crab] which was then placed in the middle of the house. If the crab went towards the upper end of the house, the family would remain in the house but if it went towards the door, it indicated that they would have to leave.

Custom on La Fheill Brìde [St Bride's Day], 20 November 1873

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/12
Scope and Contents Custom on La Fheill Brìde [St Bride's Day] that people went to the beach and brought back a crab [partan] which was placed in the middle of the floor. If the crab 'went to uac[hd]ar an tai[gh]' [the top of the house] 'the man re[mained] on the lar am bliana, if he went to the door he left'. Carmichael notes that hte custom is 'Not now done.'

Notes about crabs casting their shells, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/167
Scope and Contents Notes about crabs casting their shells, including that this usually happens at the end of July, that the female casts first and that casting is done in pairs with one protecting the other against intruders while casting takes place. Each line of the text has been scored trhough horizontally.

Riddle for a crab ['a' chrùbag'], 1884

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/300
Scope and Contents Riddle for crab ['a' chrùbag'] which begins 'Fear cruinn cnaparra cruaidh'.