Words and Phrases
measle

“measle”

Meaning:

cause the legs to become blotched by sitting too close to a fire

Alternative spelling/meaning:

maisle, mazle

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Dance by Charlie Gillen

She luked tae hae some freckles,
hir legs wus mazled wae the fire
but thon freckles wusnae freckles,
she’d been brushin’ oot the byre


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