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' na thàmh .
 
The Devil ' s servant was never idle .
 


[TD 52]

264 .
 
Cha robh Inid riamh gun fhàs no Càisg gun earra - dhubh .
 
Shrove - tide never occurred without a waxing moon nor Easter without a waning moon .
 
Shrove Tuesday is “ the first Tuesday after the first new moon of Spring ” and must therefore fall within a fortnight of the date of the new moon , i .
 
e .
 
, within the waxing period .
 
Easter Sunday is the sixth Sunday thereafter , so that it must occur during a waning period of the moon .
 
265 .
 
Cha robh mi riamh an tigh Putain .
 
I was never in Button ' s house .
 
( Uist ) i .
 
e .
 
, in contemptible company .
 
Alternatively , “ an tigh Lubain ” ( “ in Puddle ' s house ” — Lismore ) and “ an tigh Lod ” ( “ in Swill ' s house ” — Skye ) .
 
266 .
 
Cha robh ruidhle riamh am Borroraidh .
 
There was never a reel in Borreray .
 
Borreray was the name of the farm given by MacLeod of

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