parritch


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parritch

(ˈpærɪtʃ; ˈpɑːr-)
n
(Cookery) a Scot word for porridge
References in classic literature ?
It would be strange if I didnae," he returned, "for he was my born brother; and little as ye seem to like either me or my house, or my good parritch, I'm your born uncle, Davie, my man, and you my born nephew.
Ay," he continued, as soon as he had ousted me from the stool and spoon, "they're fine, halesome food -- they're grand food, parritch.
I'm nae warlock, to find a fortune for you in the bottom of a parritch bowl; but just you give me a day or two, and say naething to naebody, and as sure as sure, I'll do the right by you.
The Parritch and the Partridge: The Reception of Robert Burns in German: A History; 2nd Edition
In the third poem in the argument, opening with an address to the "Alyth Gentry," the Muir counters by arguing that rather than building housing where "the puir man's parritch pot" will "aye boil," the intent is to sell the land to the railway and to Dundee commuters:
And, Davie my man, if you're done with that bit parritch, I could just take a sup of it myself (K)
After the finery, it was back to auld claes and parritch.