The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia

The First Edition. The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia.  Contains definitions of many local words and phrases relating to curling,   BOWEROCK - An huddled lump of anything.  Big on to the bowercock, a term at curling, and means, to direct the stone to where a number are already laid.   CLOOTER - the noise a bad delivered channle-stone makes on ice.   SLAGGIE - the land, or ice after a thaw, is said to be slaggie.  A slag-day with curlers, is a day on which the ice is thawing.   WHUNCE - A heavy blow, or the noise of such a blow, as when two channle-stones strike one another.   The fact that the game had its own vocabulary indicates how widely it was practised at this time.
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John MacTaggart
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140mm x 222mm
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