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cock-a-leg noun

Scottish traditional dancing


What a lovely display of cock-a-leg


From a Leslie Thomas book, almost certainly The Love Beach. In that context it applied to Scottish ex-pats¹ in the sweltering tropics who had paid no attention to their native culture until moving abroad


Mark – 1968
Mark Iliff – owner


Used with affection, rather than Thomas’s disdain.

¹Ex-pat meaning immigrant, of course

Submitted: 21/01/2024 by Mark

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