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Culross Girdles

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The thin plate of iron used in Scotland for the manufacture of oaten cakes is called a “girdle,” for which Culross was long celebrated.

“Locks and bars, plough-graith and harrow-teeth ! and why not grates and fireprongs, and Culross girdles?”—Scott: Fair Maid of Perth, chap. ii.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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