Definition of Thairms
1. thairm [n] - See also: thairm
Lexicographical Neighbors of Thairms
Literary usage of Thairms
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Psalms: Frae Hebrew Intil Scottis by Peter Hately Waddell (1882)
"... on the thairms, till gie the singer breath or he steer*d again. ... like till the Spanish gittern : 2, ony sang-gear wi' pipes or thairms, ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1821)
"The faded eyes of the old fiddler waxed brighter and brighter as he witnessed the effects of the inspiration which he poured from his thairms among the ..."
3. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"thairms, the strings of a violin, harp, or other instrument for which wire is not used, called in England cat-gut. The word is derived from the German, ..."
4. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"... gut or Intestinal canal ; a fiddle-string]. while I kittle hair on thairms The Jolly Beggars. ... And o'er the thairms be tryin : . . The Ordination. 7. ..."
5. The Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets by Charles Mackay (1874)
"And o'er the thairms be trying. Thane, an earl or baron. Bums: The Ordination. All hail, Macbeth! thou shalt be Thane of Cawdor. Shakspeare: Macbeth. ..."
6. The Scottish Minstrel: The Songs of Scotland Subsequent to Burns by Charles Rogers (1882)
""Dear lassie," he cried, " I am smit wi' your charms, Consent but to marry me now, I'm as good as ever laid hair upon thairms, An' I'll cheer baith the ..."