Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Word Love

Filibeg - n. (noun) A plaited petticoat or skirt reaching only to the knees, worn by men in the Highlands of Scotland; a kilt

 Example of usage from The New York Times:

 “The bagpipe, ancient 'woodnote wild'* of the Highlands, for centuries as Scottish as the filibeg, haggis, or the sporran, has bee n forbidden to play at the modern seaside resorts of Largs in Ayrshire. ”


*I basically swooned at the phrase "woodnote wild" to describe bagpipes.

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