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Sarah2 Scots Wha Ken: Ptlarchie? Lammrachie? (5) Scots Wha Ken: Ptlarchie? Lammrachie? 22 Apr 01

I find these different words in different versions of "The Battle of Harlaw," and I don't know what either of them means. I've done a forum search and looked through Jon of Brisbane's excellent Glossary, but found no answer. The line is the same one:

"And siccan a ptlarchie/lammrachie, the like ye nivver saw..."

followed by

"As wis amangst the Hieland men fan they saw McDonald fa'."

Could someone define either or both of these words for me?

Thanks, confusedly,


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