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  • We hope to get him a sporan at Scarborough Faire in April or May.

    I’m Feeling Irish « A Working Title

  • For we're thinking of him dangling by his sporan from the ropes

    There's No One Quite Like Macavity...

  • It was all real, infernally, hideously real, even to the most minute details: the flying up and down of his kilt, sporan, and swordless scabbard; the bursting of the seam of his coat, near the shoulder; and the absence of one of his clumsy shoe-buckles.

    Scottish Ghost Stories

  • The sporan, a large purse of goat or badger's skin, usually ornamented, was hung before.

    An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

  • They still wore their distinctive costume, the plaid, the kilt, and the sporan, -- and mingled together, as though they constituted but one family.

    An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

  • A big boy in Highland kilts and bonnet and sporan was standing by her, and she found herself staring into a pair of handsome deep blue eyes, blue like the waters of a hillside tarn.

    The Head of the House of Coombe

  • A big boy in Highland kilts and bonnet and sporan was standing by her.

    Robin

  • He would have searched his sporan for a coin to make up to her for the supposed loss of her peats; but he knew well enough there was not a coin in it.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 1

  • -- he would not have felt had his sporan been full of sovereigns.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 1

  • The mother was dressed in a rich, matronly black silk; the chief was in the full dress of his clan -- the old-fashioned coat of the French court, with its silver buttons and ruffles of fine lace, the kilt of Macruadh tartan in which red predominated, the silver-mounted sporan -- of the skin and adorned with the head of an otter caught with, the bare hands of one of his people, and a silver-mounted dirk of length unusual, famed for the beauty of both hilt and blade; Ian was similarly though less showily clad.

    What's Mine's Mine — Volume 1

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  • A scottish hip pouch worn on the front of a kilt.

    August 25, 2009