collieshangie

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

collieshangie (plural collieshangies)

  1. Alternative form of collie-shangie
    • 1922, John Sillars, The McBrides: A Romance of Arran[1]:
      "There will be the collieshangie when they see our marks in the snaw, but they'll founder their horses on the brae and ill-use time tae nae purpose, if just we get ower the common."

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

collieshangie (plural collieshangies)

  1. Alternative form of collie-shangie
    • 1887, Robert Louis Stephenson, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables:
      The carline skirled till ye could hear her at the Hangin' Shaw, and she focht like ten; there was mony a guidwife bure the mark of her neist dat an' mony a lang day after; and just in the hettest o' the collieshangie, wha suld come up (for her sins) but the new minister.
    • 2008 March 4, Robert Peffers, “Re: It isnae fair.......”, scot.politics, Usenet:
      As my Old Grannie would have put it, "It taks twa dugs tae hae a collieshangie", and it is rather stupid of Westminster to claim these fall-outs are all one sided.