Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Topsy-turvy.

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Examples

  • May a 'gae tapsalteerie, O! A week more and I should have become reabsorbed into this medium past recovery and past recognition ....

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • "Things will go tapsalteerie, Allan, but let them; we will have a bite and a cup of kindness together."

    A Daughter of Fife

  • That dang them tapsalteerie, O. CONTENTS·BOOK CONTENTS·BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD·GLOSSARY

    Song-A Fiddler in the North

  • It was David Vedder's whiskey that turned ma boat tapsalteerie, Geordie Twatt. "

    Winter Evening Tales

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  • But gie me a cannie hour at e'en,
    My arms about my dearie, O;
    An' war'ly cares, an' war'ly men,
    May a' gae tapsalteerie, O!

    Green grow the rashes, O;
    Green grow the rashes, O;
    The sweetest hours that e'er I spend,
    Are spent amang the lasses, O.

    - Robert Burns, 'Green Grow The Rashes'.

    January 28, 2009

  • Scots - in a mess; upside down.

    December 27, 2007