Posh words to use in english essays

There is an understanding that the stone will be taken to Westminister Abbey whenever needed for a British coronation.

Surname - last name, usually derived from the father.

~ Return to top of Glossary page ~ T ~ Scottish words Targe, Targaid ~ a Scottish word meaning target or shield, a weapon of war. With a spike attached in the center, and a dirk in hand, the two made a double slashing combination, that could be followed by the sword in the other hand.



Tartan ~ a woven fabric, of which kilts are made.

A Tartan identifies a clan, sometimes a clan has several tartans.

The Tartan is a symbol of Scotland, like the bagpipes.

Sett ~ the pattern of a tartan.

Military or Regimental Sett ~ to the stripe, a dominant color stripe is seen in the same place on each pleat.

To The Pleat Sett ~ the sett pattern is seen across the pleats.

Bumbee tartans ~ fabric woven to look like a tartan, but isn’t. Tartan Day ~ in the United Sates, April 6th is our National Tartan Day, designated to recognize the contributions that were made by Scottish-Americans to the development of the United States.

Tatties ~ potatoes, see neeps and tatties

Thareoot ~ out of doors.

Thigging ~ fowl feathers washed and saved for pillows and comforters. Possibly evolved into ‘ticking’, the stripped cotton fabric used to hold the feathers.

Thistle ~ the national flower of Scotland.
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Tonag Mhor, Tonnag ~ big shawl, woman's shoulder shawl, poncho.

Toon Green ~ town square.

Toorie ~ little pompom atop the Glengarry and Balmoral bonnets, often red, also a small tower.

Toorie Bunnet ~ another name for a tam o’ shanter.

Torq, torque, torc, muntorc ~ neckpiece, jewelry from ancient Celt times, of various metals, plain or woven, sometimes with knotwork designs and elaborate end caps.

Traa-dy-Liooar [Trah the looar] ~ Manx for "time enough", either an incitement to take things easier or as an insult for a lazy person. An equivalent of the Spanish "Mañana", but without the same sense of urgency.

Trews ~ tartan trousers, more like a pair of heavy tights with foot stirrups, worn for riding horseback.

Triubhas ~ trews, trousers.

Tryst, Tryste ~ an appointment to meet, a rendevous, a cattle market or fair, an engagement or betrothal.

~ Return to top of Glossary page ~ U ~ Scottish words Unicorn ~ a mythical animal, held in great reverence by the Celts, depicted with the body and head of a horse, hind legs of a stag, tail of a lion, and a single horn in the middle of the forehead.

Usquebagh also usquebaugh (oos-kew-baw) ~ water of life, Scotch whiskey. From the Gaelic uisce beatha which derived from the Medieval Latin aqua vitae .

W ~ Scottish words Waddin ~ wedding.

Washbacks ~ heather branches used to clean the fermentation stills. In a new still, bundles of heather would be boiled in water in the still to sweeten it before distillation began.

Weskit ~ vest

Whistle Benkie ~ itinerant musician,
piper, harper, or fiddler who plays at
weddings or gatherings for loose change
as payment.
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Wifie ~ wife.

Wuddie ~ a noose used on the dule trees and gallows.

End of Scottish Words Glossary, new Scottish words are being added regularly.

Posh words to use in english essays

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