Saw-fish slicing through the air hose attached to a cat's weighted diving suit who is clumsily lunging at fish who are amused by the whole thing.
The Scottish Word:


Bob the saw-fish’s nebs mebbe no as shairp as a new boucht bushman but he’ll risp that moggies air pipe swith eneuch.

We’re lucky – if we were in a bowl in the warld o that cat we’d ‘uv aw been scaffled as farin by noo.

It’s trauchlin here, like wadin through traicle.


risp: file, to saw roughly, cut with a grating action.

Bob the saw-fish’s nose may not be as sharp as a new bought bushman (make of saw) but he will roughly cut through that cat’s air pipe swiftly enough.

We are lucky – if we were in a bowl in the world of that cat we’d all have been devoured greedily as its food by now.

It is struggling here, like wading through treacle.

The Scottish Word: risp 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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