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clanjamfrie

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NounEdit

clanjamfrie (plural clanjamfries)

  1. (Scotland) Alternative form of clanjamphry
    • 1925, Hugh MacDiarmid, The Bonnie Broukit Bairn
      Mars is braw in crammasy,
      Venus in a green silk goun,
      The auld mune shaks her gowden feathers,
      Their starry talk’s a wheen o blethers,
      Nane for thee a thochtie sparin,
      Earth, thou bonnie broukit bairn.
      - But greet, an in your tears ye’ll droun
      The hail clanjamfrie!.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

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