Words and Phrases
cottar hoose

“cottar hoose”

Meaning:

a cottage, a farm-labourer’s house

Alternative spelling/meaning:

cottier hoose

In Literature:

Excerpt from Flittin' by Charlie Reynolds

Ootside o’ Dervock A furst sa’ the sun
in a wee cottar hoose on tha tap o’ tha brae

Excerpt from Thatchin' by Bab M'Keen

Wi’ the incomin’ o’ slated an’ tiled roofs
an’ the fa’in awa o’ the auld cottier hooses
for want o’ thatch in the country,
the trade o’ a thatcher has been lucked on as a loost art


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