Man amazed at his fellow worker's trousers full of rats.
The Scottish Word:


“Ah’ve telt ye a hunner times, nicky-tams is for keepin’ rambunctious rats oot – no in!”


nicky-tams: string tied around the leg below the knee to keep trouser leg bottoms out of the mud.

“I have told you repeatedly, nicky tams are for keeping rambunctious rats out – not in!”

Illustration Friday.
Rambunctious; Next time I suggest a word for IF, I’ll make sure I have a solution worked out first. I’ve recycled this rather old page which I think fits the word well. I’m in bed too ill to make a new one. This image could also do the job for the IF word string.

The Scottish Word: nicky-tams 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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