Dwelly-d Faclair Dwelly air loidhne Dwelly's Gaelic Dictionary Online


-air, sm Scarlet, crimson, purple. 2 The mossy white scurf adhering to large stones, from which the Gael make a pleasing crimson dye. It is first well dried in the sun, then pulverized and steeped, commonly in urine and the vessel made air-tight. In this state it remains for three weeks, when it is fit to be boiled with the yarn it is to colour. 3 Cudbear — lecanora tartarea.

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