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Sanguinary James (A)

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A sheep’s head not singed. A jemmy is a sheep’s head; so called from James I., who introduced into England the national Scotch dish of “singed sheep’s head and trotters,” No real Scotch dinner is complete without a haggis, a sheep’s head and trotters, and a hotch-potch (in summer), or cocky leekie (in winter).

A cocky leekie is a fowl boiled or stewed with leeks or kale—i.e. salt beef and curly greens.

Gimmer (a sheep) cannot be the origin of Jemmy, as the G is always soft.

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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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