The old witch pronounces Hansel's death sentence while Gretel determinedly stokes the furnace in the background.
The Scottish Word:


“Ach! Yir still spirlie and ill-thriven, whit’s adae wi ye? I’ve hud enough! Ah’m no waitin onie longer.”


spirlie: thin, spindly.

“Argh! You are still skinny and scraggy, what is wrong with you? I have had enough! I am not waiting any longer.”

[spirlie spelled out in phonetic alphabet.]

Illustration Friday.
skinny – Hansel and Gretel nearing the end.

The Scottish Word: spirlie 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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