Big man in armour pierced fatally at point blank range by a crossbow bolt.
The Scottish Word:


Wid jist the sodger’s graith hingin on a stob nae serve jist as weel tae test yer new crossbow Cooncillor?

Ah mak it a dizzen o my guid tap wicht men sent tae their maker noo by my coont.

This seems tappet-thrawn ware tae me.

Thon flicht ganȝe’s wicked sair tho.


sodger: soldier.

Would just the soldier’s armour and chain-mail hanging on a post not serve just as well to test your new crossbow Councillor?

I make it a dozen of my best sturdy men sent to their maker now by my count.

This seems hardheadedly wasteful to me.

That flying crossbow bolt is cruelly excellent though.

The Scottish Word: sodger 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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