from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ring of gold or silver, which, after being blessed by the sovereign, was formerly believed to cure cramp and falling-sickness. The custom of blessing great numbers on Good Friday continued down to the time of Queen Mary.
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The Sheriffs flitted, and I can keep canny in the bushso theres no muckle hazard o scouring the cramp-ring.
To scour the cramp-ring, is said metaphorically for being thrown into fetters, or, generally, into prison.
But ye are a altered from the gude auld rules, and no wonder that you seour the cramp-ring, and trine to the cheat6sae often.
The Sheriff's flitted, and I can keep canny in the bush; so there's no muckle hazard o 'scouring the cramp-ring.
But ye are a 'altered from the gude auld rules, and no wonder that you scour the cramp-ring and trine to the cheat sae often.