whigmaleerie

whigmaleerie

or

whigmaleery

n
1. (Art Terms) a trinket, whimsical ornament, or trifle
2. a whim or caprice
[C18: of unknown origin]
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You whigmaleerie o a kaim gangs nid-nod Heich on the hen-hoose-tap and whiles like the cock Himsel ye swap aboot in the wind; 'peeweet, Peeweet': a sang and sign o spring--an O But ye mak time dee to hear ye And the girn and brattle o Feberarie, And aa the airts gie a streetch At the node o yer hand, ma bird, Ma spunkie, ma ferlie--and aa this is naethin to yersel!