Sawney


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Sawney

(ˈsɔːnɪ)
n
1. (Peoples) a derogatory word for Scotsman
2. (also not capital) informal a fool
[C18: a Scots variant of Sandy, short for Alexander]
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The Strictly heartthrob whisked a thrilled 10-year-old Olivia Sawney off her feet as the TV duo dropped in on a dance class in Prestwich.
Sawney Bean's victims would have negotiated Ayrshire's roads with more confidence as even the SatNav triple-bogeyed before setting yours truly on the right road, via the Tarbolton turn off.
Nick Crane follows in the footsteps of the Victorians as he seeks out sea caves in Jersey that took nerves of steel to reach, and Ian McMillan is on Scotland's Ayrshire coast where he delves into the story of Sawney Bean, asking whether this cave-dwelling cannibal was simply the product of a wild imagination.
Nick Crane (below) follows in the footsteps of the Victorians as he seeks out sea caves in Jersey that took nerves of steel to reach, and Ian McMillan is on Scotland's Ayrshire coast where he delves into the story of Sawney Bean.
BUCHAN delves into the legend of Sawney Bean and a suspect is convinced the Black Swine have returned from Victorian London.
Sweeney Todd, Sawney Bean, Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer.
Whether it's bringing to life the face of William Wallace or cannibal Sawney Bean, this new collaboration has helped with detail and authenticity.
We also learnt that Ravana knew fashion designing," said Damini Sawney.
Peter Jefferson's most valuable slave, Sawney (valued at 57 [pounds sterling] 10s.
Also new this year, come face to face with the gladiators at the York Dungeon and explore the cave of cannibal Sawney Bean at the Edinburgh Dungeon.
Ravi Sawney, the former director-general of Indian Military Intelligence, said he was "saddened" by Islamabad's apparent support for the separatist fighters in Kashmir.
Sawney Beane: The Abduction of Elspeth Cumming" takes off the legend of the Sawney Beane clan in Scotland, and tells the story of Elspeth Cumming as she is kidnapped by the ragged band of thugs and held against her well.