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Morning

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The first glass of whisky drunk by Scotch fishermen in salutation to the dawn. Thus one fisherman will say to another, “Hae ye had your morning, Tam?” or “I haena had my morning, yet, Jock.”

“Having declined Mrs. Flockhart’s compliment of a ‘morning,ʹ … he made his adieus.”—Sir W. Scott: Waverley, chap. xliv:

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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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