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Wirds in context: Carl-doddies

An entry in the Dictionary of the Scots Language frae Banff in 1876:

'Carl-doddies' war frequently used by children in mock duels, the object being to see who would first knock off the opponents's weapon. 

You can find mair information aboot the origin of the wird in the online Dictionary of the Scots Language. Details are available at


Quotation referred to in the Dictionary of the Scots Language from the Tea-Table Miscellany (1876) 1.21:

'Wad ye compare ye'r sell to me,

A docken till a tansie?'


Mind that the Dictionary of the Scots Language consists o twa dictionars plus supplements.

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