Gorbals


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Gorbals

(ˈɡɔːbəlz)
n
(Placename) the Gorbals a district of Glasgow, formerly known for its slums
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However, he was a cautious little gorbal who, after many threats to rise, always seemed to come to the conclusion that he might do worse than remain where he was, and when he had completed his first year I lost patience with him.
The Gray Dunn & Co Biscuit Factory in Glasgow's Tradeston and the English Linen Bank in the Gorbals are just some of the other buildings featured in the show.
Projects include an innovative local energy system on Fair Isle, an energy storage project in Shetland, low-carbon heat networks in Dundee, Stirling, Clydebank and Glenrothes and the installation of a heat pump on the River Clyde to serve the Gorbals area.
But then, even though she can't remember the moves, Dame Gillian is one of the few surviving dancers to have performed in Miracle in the Gorbals.
By Trumpers Boris out of Gorbals Sinead, they are just May 2010 whelps and have all been given the highly appropriate prefix of 'Pelaw'.
But I say, "What about the Gorbals?" You reply - "Trossachs to the Gorbals." Then we all settle ourselves down for the big freeze.
Ten fire engines and a dozen ambulances rushed to Waddell Court in the Gorbals at about 3am.
But the chance to work with young players on the international scene would definitely fire up the Gorbals boy.
"Being the Gorbals, the lifts were a bit of a problem and broke down every now and then, so I'd go up those stairs with them under my arm.
His Glasgow accent earned him the nickname "Gorbals Mick" even though he has never lived in the Gorbals.
To some extent Bourne may be said to be following a certain strain of British dance drama, ranging from Ninette de Valois' 1931 Satan-dominated Job to Robert Helpmann's 1944 Miracle in the Gorbals, a parable (yes, without words!) of Christ returning to a Glasgow slum.