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- adj. unmanageable
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All right, then'the Minister's cat is a camstairy cat.
'She's a some camstairy (unmanageable) wife, that grannie o' yours, 'said Mr. Lammie, when Robert returned the shilling with Mr.. Falconer's message,' but I reckon I maun pit it i 'my pooch, for she will hae her ain gait, an' I dinna want to strive wi 'her.
My faither was on a strong mare, and I was on a bit powney; and amang the cattle there was a camstairy three-year-auld bull, that wad neither hup nor drive.
a pictur 'to see him stan'in wi' 's back to the door like a camstairy
"Ah!" he said again, with a reproving wag of the head, for he knew now what was coming, -- "idols are perverse, camstairy things at best, you know, and a bit out of date too.