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#204606 02/11/12 04:46 PM
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oh, waught!

there were only six(6) entries this time, so we filled the list out a bit. Candy obviously knew the lyric, perhaps others too?

(also variously waucht, waft)

And theres a hand, my trusty fiere ! [friend]
and gie's a hand o thine !
And well tak a right gude-willy waught,
[goodwill draft]
for auld lang syne.
-Robert Burns
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a) (obs. spelling) v.t., to carry along by a gentle current; waft [wofa picked by BranShea, Rhuby]

b) a fallacious statement leaked to discredit a political rival [Candy olly]

c) OE: nothing; nil [Jackie]

d) adj., intricately entwined [Faldage]

e) something that you are obliged to do; an inescapable duty [Rhuby]

f) Scot. a copious draft [W3 Faldage, Candy]

g) tasteless, insipid; unpleasant to the smell or taste [OED def'n for waugh, as per tsuwm wofa]

h) an official charged with the surveillance of the population growth of free range Scottish Highland hogs [BranShea]

i) Scot: the wail of a Banshee [tsuwm Jackie, tsuwm]

j) interj., an expression of surprise or disgust [hogmaster (see top)]


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Thanks hogmaster...it ended up being a fun round laugh

Also thanks olly for his vote and Rhuby for liking my daffy...I put a lotta thought into that one!

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a copious draft ?! To me that meant a strong breeze, as in coming in under the door! [squawk]

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perhaps while you're looking up words for the edges of water you ought to check out the word for beer that comes from a barrel. : )

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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
beer that comes from a barrel. : )


Although nowadays it's more likely to come from a kilderkin or a firkin.

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... and in England, it is spelled, "draught." (For either a gust of wind or a pint of Real ale!)

Pubs have notices saying, "Beer on Draught."
But if you go in and sit near the door, you mioht catch your death of cold from "sitting in a draught."


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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: tsuwm
beer that comes from a barrel. : )


Although nowadays it's more likely to come from a kilderkin or a firkin.


Athough these are really just names for different sizes of barrel. A firkin is 9 gallons - a kilderkin isn't used over this side these days, but I think it is an old name for 18 gallons or thereabouts.


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Candy obviously knew the lyric, perhaps others too?

Never got beyond the referaen. About the auld aquaintence and such. (bless their souls)

Thanks for the auld Scots Wha Hae round.!!

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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
... and in England, it is spelled, "draught." (For either a gust of wind or a pint of Real ale!)

Pubs have notices saying, "Beer on Draught."
But if you go in and sit near the door, you mioht catch your death of cold from "sitting in a draught."

..and don't forget Lee's Guide to the Game of Draughts, all you checker-players!

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Don't forget the horsies....

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