Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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Jobs of Days Gone By #18. – the parkkeeper

THE PARKKEEPER

Also called Parky

kept an eye on visitors

wore a uniform


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Obscure words explained 102 – ban sidhe

BAN SIDHE (Banshee)

Old Irish, Fairy

Vengeful if one offends them

Clodhna their Queen


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Obscure words explained 81. – cavil

CAVIL

Blow against the fur*

he cavils at all I say

only to find fault

Note: To blow against the fur comes from the practice of furriers to blow against a pelt to find imperfections.