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Gloomy in manner or appearance; stern and severe. Scottish Gaelic “dur”=dull, obstinate, stupid” < ? Latin “durus”=hard.

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A type of Scottish bagpipe music of a ceremonial character, played with variations on a theme. Scottish Gaelic “piobaireachd”=the art of piping < “piobaire”=a piper < “piob”=pipe.

Northern grouse of mountainous and Arctic regions. Scottish Gaelic “tarmachan” < ?”tarmaich”=to collect, gather (in a huddle?)

Pouch or large purse often worn in front of a kilt.Scottish Gaelic “sporan”=purse; Irish “sparan”=purse.

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