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sgian-dhu (ˈskiːənˈduː; ˈskiːn-)
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) Scot a dirk carried in the stocking by Highlanders
[Gaelic sgian knife + dhu black]
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WORD PERFECT: Bill Lennox (above) shows how he will salute the haggis at the Burns Supper tonight and (right) Vital ingredients for the supper - haggis, whisky and the sgian-dhu
, the dirk carried in the Highlanders' stocking.
APPARENTLY the Yanks have banned sgian-dhus
from their Tartan Day next month.