The dream of proving clockwork as an alternative to fossil fuels as the ground crew rush up with the big clockwork key and tin of machine oil.
The Scottish Word:


“Spankie like noo lads! Ah need tae be awa shairp like wi the tirlie fully chairged tae win.”


tirlie: something which curls, spins, or twirls round; an intricate device or mechanism.

“Nimble and quick now lads. I need to be away sharpish with the mechanism fully wound to win this race.”

The Scottish Word: tirlie with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

Illustration Friday. shiny.

2 thoughts on “Tirlie.

  1. Love it!! Especially the expression on the driver, and the green & yellow cars getting air in the background! This would work for HURRY, too!! I feel myself urging them on!!

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