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closach

-aich, -aichean, sf Carcase. 2 Dead body, corpse. Closach fiadh-bheathaich, a wild beast's carcase.
Parts of a Carcass of Beef as divided in Scotland:

1 Leasradh uachdar; Losaid — Lewis, MMcD Sirloin or back sey.
2 Dubh chléith; Cruachann — Lewis, MMcD, hook bone.
3 Màs buttock.
4 Bunamhas, sliasaid, large round, Rumball, rump.
5 Loch-bhléin thiugh, thick flank.
6 Loch-bhléin thana, thin flank.
7 Leas; Leis — Lewis, MMcD, small round.
8 Iosgaid, hough.
9 Earball, tail.
10 Slinnean, spare rib or fore sey.
11 Staoig mhór, large runner.
12 Staoig bheag, small runner.
13 Na h-aisnean, nineholes.
14 Broilleach, brisket.
15 Spòg thoisich, shoulder ..yar.
16 Amhach, neck.
17 Slugan, sticking piece, (up towards the neck) Sprogan — Lewis, MMcD.
Parts of a Carcase of Beef as divided in England:

1 Leasradh; Losaid — Lewis, MMcD loin.
2 Cruachann, aitch bone.
3 Màs, rump.
4 Bunamhas; Sliasaid — Lewis, MMcD buttock.
5 Leas; Leis, — Lewis, hock.
6 Loch-bhléin thiugh, thick flank.
7 Loch-bhléin thana, thin flank.
8 Lurgainn, shin.
9 Earball, tail.
10 Aisean dheiridh, chuck rib.
11 Aisean mheadhanach, middle rib.
12 Aisean thoisich, fore rib.
[In Lewis the joint between 10 & 11 is cut as a continuation of that between 14 & 15 and the piece then representing 11 & 12 is called "aisean thoisich" and the remainder of 10 "aisean mheadhanach." The Division between 1 & 2 is also moved farther forward about one-third and what is left of 1 is called "leasradh" or "losaid." With these exceptions a carcase of beef is divided in Lewis after the English fashion. — MMcD].
13 Amhach & Broillein, clod, sticking piece & neck.
14 Broilleach, brisket.
15 Spòg thoisich, leg-of-mutton piece.
16 Lurgainn, shin.
17 Slugan, — Lewis.
Scots method of dividing a carcase of Mutton:

1 Spòg dheiridh, Ceathramh deiridh — Lewis, jigot.
2 Leasradh; Aisnean cùl or droma — Lewis, loin.
3 Aisnean droma, back ribs.
4 Broilleach, breast.
English Method:
1 Gualainn; Slinnean — Lewis, shoulder.
2 Amhach, neck.
3 Broilleach, breast.
4 Ceathramh, hind quarter. Leasradh — Lewis.
5 Spòg, leg. Ceathramh deiridh — Lewis.
[The carcase of a sheep is cut in Lewis more after the English than the Scots style].


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