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  • After being allowed to burn on the 'durie' for a few minutes, the 'cl [= a] vie' is most unceremoniously hurled from its place, and the smoking embers scattered among the assembled crowd, by whom, in less enlightened times, they were eagerly caught at, and fragments of them carried home, and carefully preserved as charms against witchcraft. "

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • On this eminence, which is termed the 'durie,' the present proprietor has recently erected a small round column, with a cavity in the centre, for admitting the free end of the pole, and into this it is now placed.

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

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