Bird on the correct end of the branch as it crumbles to catch the snack.
The Scottish Word:

Chattle.

“Weel yir greed’s done ye in ye auld worm, ye’ve chattled yer branch tae bits, an noo yir ma tea.”

Translated:

chattle, chauttle: nibble, chew feebly.

“Well your greed has finished you, you have nibbled your branch to bits you old worm, and now you will be my early evening meal.”

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The Scottish Word: chattle with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

 

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