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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strae
Literary usage of Strae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc by David Herd, Sidney Gilpin (1870)
"Fy gae rub her o'er wi' strae. GIN ye meet a bonny lame, Gi'e her a kifs and let her gae ; But if ye meet a dirty huffy, Fy gae rub her o'er wi' ..."
2. A Collection of Right Merrie Garlands for North Country Anglers by Joseph Crawhall (1864)
"TUNE—" Fie ! gar rub her owre wi' strae 1" |T 's Mayday this ; the wale o' days ; The westlin' wind blaws saft an' free, Far i' th' sky, their notes o' joy ..."
3. The Account Book of Sir John Foulis of Ravelston 1671-1707 by John Foulis (1894)
"53 6 8 and for the strae . . . . 12 00 0 soe y* he hes payed the candle. 1704 monie rent and the wholl victuall I want rot ..."
4. Shetland Folk-lore by John Spence (1899)
"ose is strae for?" No. 2 replies: " strae is for mony a guid ose, particularly ta mak' saat cuddies (small baskets for salt) o'. What ose is strae for ? ..."