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Rigwoodie

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Unyielding: stubborn. A rigwiddie is the chain which crosses the back of a horse to hold up the shafts of a cart (rig = back, withy = twig.)

“Withered beldams, auld and droll,

Rigwoodie hags.”


Burns: Tam OʹShanter.

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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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Right Foot Foremost
Right Hand
Right as a Trivet
Right of Way (The)
Rights
Riglet
Rigol
Rigolette
Rigoletto
Rigwoodie
Rile
Rimer
Rimfaxi [Frost-mane]
Rimmon
Rimthursar
Rinaldo (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Ring
Ring
Ring (The)
Ring