Tappit hen

Tap´pit hen`


1.A hen having a tuft of feathers on her head.
2.A measuring pot holding one quart (according to some, three quarts); - so called from a knob on the lid, thought to resemble a crested hen.
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Furthermore, the lexical category hen seems to have provided the basis for the emergence of various compounds and phraseological expressions which entered the English language in the first half of the 18th century, such as the morphologically complex noun henchman, which stands for 'loyal and stalwart supporter, likely to be employed by a ruthless ruler to carry out severe or punitive measures'; the figurative expression hen--house, 'a predominantly female menage, a house in which the woman rules' (see the OED and RDHS dictionaries); or tappit hen, that is 'a drinking vessel having a lid with a knob and containing one Scottish quart'.
At the Tappit Hen bar it was standing room only as around 100 people jostled for a view of the bar's only TV screen.
T The Tappit Hen, Dunblane; The Tartan Arms, Bannockburn; The Tavern, Dollar; The Tavern Bar, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae; The Tam O'Shanter Inn, Ayr; Tea Gardens Tavern, Paisley; The Thistle Bar, Forres, Moray; Turf Inn, Dalry, Ayrshire.
One local man said: "One of my mates saw the boar snuffling around in the gutter outside the Tappit Hen pub around chucking-out time on Saturday night.
GOLF: Liberton's Graham Roberts and Douglas Evans and West Linton's Peter Sewell won the East of Scotland Alliance Tappit Hen Team Trophy at Liberton by two strokes with a combined better two balls of 17-under 117.
Bidding for the late First Minister's George III longstanding clock is expected reach pounds 900 and a pewter Tappit hen from the 18th century is valued at pounds 300.