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  • Most of the witches are any thing but inviting, but there is one winsome wench, called Nannie, who dances in a "cutty-sark," or short smock.)

    From Chaucer to Tennyson

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  • An undershirt. Protagonist Tam calls the witch Nannie Cutty-sark in Tam o'Shanter because her undershirt is too short.

    "`Weel done, Cutty-sark!'

    And in an instant all was dark"

    - Robert Burns

    November 27, 2007