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Scottish Words Glossary: Z from A-Z


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Scottish Words Glossary: Z from A-Z
Scottish Word  Phonetic  Meaning  Word in Context
Scottish Word  Phonetic  Meaning  Word in Context
zecturi | zeetery ˈzɛtɪrɪ numeral seven - from a sheep counting method or a children's counting rhyme - zeendie, teendy, tehtery, muhndery, baombe, hecturi, zecturi, aover, daover, dek - that's a children rhyme for sure, but all the shepherds I knew used to count all the legs of all the sheep and then divide their total by four. sheep counting
Zed Sean Connery's character in the Sci-Fi 1974 film Zardos - don't bother looking it up, it has very, very, mixed reviews, I'd have to see it again to be sure if it was as poor as I thought it was at the time - 1974 was a long time ago and I was a youth  
zeendie zindɪ numeral one in a childrens counting rhyme - we used eeny, meeny, minie, moe, catch a tiger by the toe, if he roars let him go, you are it  
zeil zil zeal  
zulu a type of fishing boat used in the Moray Firth and some other places  

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