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Marrow (Scotch)

a mate, companion, friend. “Not marrow”—that is, not a pair. The Latin word medulla (marrow) is used in much the same way as “mihi hæres in medullis” (Cicero); (very dear, my best friend, etc.).

“Busk ye, busk ye, my bonnie bonnie bride,

Busk ye, busk ye, my winsome marrow.”


The Braes of Yarrow.


“One glove [or shoe] is not marrow to the other.”


Landsdowne MS.

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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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