Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of sporran.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Furry sporrans turned down as Co-op banks on ethical profit

    My Co-operative funeral plan is too costly – but am I stuck with it?

  • A section titled Blazing With Crimson might be all blokes sporting kilts and sporrans but Pioneers Of Science counters a portrait of John Logie Baird with the death mask of Dolly the sheep.

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  • Unlike in Francophone Canada at the weekend, the crowd was warmly welcoming, with screams and whoops drowning out the obligatory - in this part of the world - Scottish pipe band, all dressed in kilts, sporrans and glengarries.

    William and Kate presented with diamonds in Yellowknife

  • There were perhaps sixty or seventy men, all dressed in their best, festooned with dirks, swords, pistols, and sporrans, milling about in the courtyard nearest the entrance to the Great Hall.

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  • As a result a huge swathe of promises was made about the preservation of the identities of the various battalions that revolved around a variety of Regimental distinctions in their appointments, such as cap badges, hackles, tartans, sporrans and the like, but also included an assurance that recruits could still choose which of the battalions into which he wished to be recruited, thus preserving his link with his clan and tradition.

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  • As for the sporran, Rab the Targe Maker, a good friend of mine, makes some very beautiful sporrans that are at least in the same league as the historical items.

    Donald where's yer sporran?

  • There is a small manufacturer in my town and his family factory have been making sporrans with seal skin for nearly 100 years.

    Donald where's yer sporran?

  • It seems really strange that even the seals who die a natural death cannot have their skin used to make the beloved sporrans - surely they would be easy to spot because of a lack of club marks surrounded by blood.

    Donald where's yer sporran?

  • Multiply that by all these small specialists in sporrans and kilts and many will be redundant plus of course, a craftsman's skill will be lost.

    Donald where's yer sporran?

  • I am sure we have all seen this morning that the Scottish Executive, to bring Scotland into line with the rest of the EU, have decided to threaten people who wear unlicensed sporrans with a fine, or even prison.

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