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Thread #9515   Message #1095711
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
18-Jan-04 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Barnyards of Delgaty
Subject: RE: barnyards of delgaty
In the 1950s, when we were living and travelling (in Scotland and those other nearby countries) a snotter (some said 'snodder') was the little nub of a candle left in the holder when it was time to put in a new candle. One saves the snodders for emergencies; I have a drawerful. So the line would mean, Not only is my candle burnt out, but even the snodder's almost gone.