or Jock Scott
an artificial fly having a yellow floss body, black silk tag, scarlet and yellow tail, wings of scarlet and of jungle cock feathers spotted with yellow and gray, and hackle of guinea fowl and grouse feathers.
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A lost, legendary dictionary is rediscovered. Where was it found, and what language is it for?In James Boswell’s travelogue, Boswell In Holland 1763-64, the author writes: “The Scottish language is being lost every day, and in a short time will become quite unintelligible. To me, who have the true patriotic soul of an old Scotsman, that would seem a pity.” With those words, along with the encouragement of his good friend, Samuel Johnson, Boswell set out to collect a list …
Origin of Jock Scot
generic use of Jock + Scot, a regional allusion
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