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Definition of Sporran

  • A large purse or pouch made of skin with the hair or fur on, worn in front of the kilt by Highlanders when in full dress.
  • a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders

How to use sporran in a sentence. Sporran pronunciation.

Now Shanet wad ill like to live in a place where polish, and sheriffs, and bailiffs, and sie thieves and trash of the world, could tak puir shentlemen by the throat, just because they wanted a wheen dollars in the sporran.
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He carried a gun over his shoulder, the claymore was swinging by his side with its usual appendages, the dirk, the pistol, and the SPORRAN MOLLACH.
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All these would she have resigned to the priest-all these; and if he wished for the ornaments of a gentle lady, or the sporran of a high chief, though they had been great as Macallum Mhor himself, MacTavish Mhor would have procured them, if Elspat had promised them.
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Give you luck in the Saxon market-brave notes in the LEABHAR-DHU," (black pocket-book), "and plenty of English gold in the SPORRAN" (pouch of goat-skin).
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I would wager he has a copy of Burns in his sporran, and has quoted him half a dozen times to the grim Celt who is walking with him.
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A stark-naked savage this, and devoid of all adornment excepting a waist-belt of plaited grass and a "sporran" of similar material.
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Amongst their treasures which they carried, wrapped up in bundles of bark and hair, one of the most curious was a pearl oyster-shell, which was worn by the buck as a sporran.
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Amongst the ornaments and decorations were several sporrans of curious manufacture.
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They also gave me throwing sticks, balls of hair string, a shield and tomahawk; and received numerous costly presents from us-one or two old shirts, strips of coloured handkerchief to make sporrans of, a knife or two, and so forth, and were perfectly satisfied.
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This bartering of goods is very remarkable, and here we found pearl oyster-shells which must have passed from tribe to tribe for at least five hundred miles; pieces of glass, carefully protected by covers of woven feathers and opossum-string; the red beans which are found in Kimberley, and, as Warri tells me, in the MacDonnell Ranges of Central Australia; a stone tomahawk-head, a dark green stone (serpentine); and besides, numerous sporrans of rats' tails, feathers, nose bones, red ochre, and a piece of the top part of a human skull polished and slung on a string.
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Upon the famous archaic palette of Narmer (Fig. 18), a sporran, composed of four representations of Hathor's head, takes the place of the original cowries that were suspended from more primitive girdles.
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I happened to possess a full-dress Highland suit that I had worn when I lived in Perthshire many years ago; this I had treasured as serviceable upon an occasion like the present; accordingly I was quickly attired in kilt, sporran, and Glengarry bonnet, and to the utter amazement of the crowd, the ragged-looking object that had arrived in Kisoona now issued from the obscure hut, with plaid and kilt of Athole tartan.
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Examples of Sporran

Example #1
She had lived in the bonny glen of Tomanthoulick.
Example #2
Very acceptable as the proposal was, as I could plainly see, Janet, however, took a day to consider upon it; and her reflections against our next meeting had suggested only one objection, which was singular enough.
Example #3
At a distance she could see the flutter of the belted-plaid that drooped in graceful folds behind him, and the plume that, placed in the bonnet, showed rank and gentle birth.
Example #4
There was no sign of Saxon subjugation about the stranger.
Example #5
She wore gold around her neck and on her hair-thick twists, as those worn by the heroes of old.
Example #6
Elspat is now poor, and has nothing to give.