from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A leather or fur pouch worn at the front of the kilt in the traditional dress of men of the Scottish Highlands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small pouch, usually made of either fur or plain or fur-trimmed leather, which is worn, suspended from a belt or chain, on the front of a kilt and used to hold various items normally carried in pants pockets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large purse or pouch made of skin with the hair or fur on, worn in front of the kilt by Highlanders when in full dress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Highland costume, the purse hanging down from the belt in front of the kilt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders
The sporran is a kind of belt purse, Shari explained.
That "sporran" was really a kind of movable curtain or screen; and beneath it, Bowman was quite sure, would be the mouth, handily placed at the entrance to the stomach.
Too bad it replaced the already existing "sporran", which describes exactly the same kind of thing.
Clothing was generally confined to a kind of sporran, elaborately patterned with symbols, to leave glands and mahogany fur available for signals.
A stark-naked savage this, and devoid of all adornment excepting a waist-belt of plaited grass and a "sporran" of similar material.
We are going to have to dig way down deep in the sporran to replace it.
When Baker met the king of Buganda, he appeared in full Highland dress: kilt, sporran and Glengarry bonnet all complete in the heart of Africa.
It took a team of surgeons several hours to remove the embedded ball from under his sporran.
Instead he rested his back against a nearby trunk and dug into his sporran until his fingers closed over the carved stone Leah had worn around her neck.
The silver coins he pulled from his sporran landed with a dull thud when he dropped them through the slot into the coffer.
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