Words and Phrases
quat

“quat”

Meaning:

stop; cease work; the time for ceasing work

Alternative spelling/meaning:

quit; quittin time; quattin time

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Christening by WG Lyttle

“Matt, ye maun quit it,” said his wife.
“A wud rather see ye bringin in a bag of Inglis’s flooer
than a jar o’ whusky ony day”

Excerpt from Pratas by Charlie Gillen

Did ye iver poo the prata taps
an pile them in the fiel’
an burn them a’ geen quattin time,
whun oot the moon did steal


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