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  • "He was most mortally scairt of tannagach-of spirits, aye?

    Drums of Autumn Gabaldon, Diana 1997


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  • "'Aye, he was afraid of being alone in the dark,' Duncan chimed in. 'He was most mortally scairt of tannagach—of spirits, aye? ... D'ye recall, Mac Dubh, how he told us one night of the tannasq he met?'"

    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 20

    January 17, 2010