Words and Phrases



a collection; a large number of things; a clutch of eggs

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Excerpt from Poems, from College and Country by Patrick Given, Samuel Fee Given and Thomas Given

Cock up your lugs ye uncouth clatchin’,
An’ listen weel in shuch or kitchen,
Nae mair at straes ye need be catchin’
Placed in a raw.
Wha noo wull backward dunt the britchen,
The Boord’s awa!

Excerpt from Across an Ulster Bog by M Hamilton (Mrs Churchill-Luck)

“The early ones throve rightly;
you’ll mind I brought Mrs Baring some fine birds in the spring, Miss Nelly.
But I don’t know what come over these two last clatchings.”

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