The rat brothers McGinty attempting to catch alive a big red tom-cat.
The Scottish Word:


We’re kent as the Rat Catchers McGinty ahn Co. ya muckle ugly halliracker fugie furball ye.

Ahn ahm gien ye fair warnin, Rob Roy, that although yer wanted deid or alive we’re going tae tak ye alive – but no necessary aw in one piece – if ye resist.

Consider yersel warned.


Fugie: runnaway, fugitive.

We are known as the Rat Catchers McGinty and Company you big ugly hare-brained runaway fur-ball you.

And I am giving you fair warning, Robert Roy, that although you are wanted dead or alive we’re going to take you alive – but not necessarily all in one piece – if you resist.

Consider yourself duly warned.

The Scottish Word: fugie 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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