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  • "'We had the cannle-slutt, which was made from a piece of rag of linen or cotton, and squeezed in the hand into the shape of a candle' (Roeder, Lioar Manninagh, iii, 132). In Co. Armagh a primitive hand-made candle is a 'slut' (Lutton and Bigger, 31ontiaghisms)."

    —W. Walter Gill, Manx Dialect Words and Phrases, 1934, online here.

    April 23, 2009