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Date Posted: 20:25:19 12/06/15 Sun
Author: Helka
Subject: QOTD for Monday, December 7, 2015 The following quote is taken from Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 1, Muster in the Roll. Copyright ©1992 by Diana Gabaldon, All Rights Reserved.

He moved toward one of the tables and picked up a small china dish.
It was filled with small metal rectangles;
lead “gaberlunzies,”
badges issued to eighteenth-century beggars by parishes as a sort of license.

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[> I love how much, and how easily, I learn about historical things while reading the books. Never heard of gaberlunzies before, but have seen them referenced later and I knew all about them! -- Kathy in PA, 04:18:05 12/07/15 Mon

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[> I'll second that and add - Hugh Monro wasn't in her brain when she wrote this, and she wove it into hi story. I love it. -- Swarl, 05:43:56 12/07/15 Mon

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[> Diana' s books always have these tidbits. Here's an interesting site for Munro bagging >>> INSIDE>> -- Helka, 10:07:10 12/07/15 Mon

Scottish walking routes: http://www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/18-stunning-walks-scotland-help-6934782

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[> [> I would LOVE to do some Munro bagging. Thanks for the link! -- Kathy in PA, 16:29:58 12/07/15 Mon

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[> I love the word for these. Is it a Scottish word? -- LisaW, 15:11:24 12/07/15 Mon

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[> [> I googled the word and Wikipedia, (the most reliable source of information) says a gaberlunzie is Scots word for a licensed beggar. -- Helka, 20:42:50 12/07/15 Mon

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[> Love the tidbits of knowledge we pick up from Herself. Just yesterday, my boss was talking about a movie "The Sin Eater" and started to explain what one was. Me - "Yes, I know what a Sin Eater is and the premise behind it." Thanks, DG, for making me appear "wicked smaht!" -- DianaH, 06:46:48 12/08/15 Tue

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[> [> That's great one, your boss must have been impressed. -- Helka, 07:15:53 12/08/15 Tue

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[> [> [> Yes, he was! He asked how I know so much, and I told him I'm very well read!! -- DianaH, 07:04:55 12/09/15 Wed

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[> [> [> [> Very cool!! -- Kathy in PA, 14:57:37 12/09/15 Wed

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