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Thread #53303   Message #2645385
Posted By: Jack Campin
01-Jun-09 - 04:01 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
The Irish word is presumably a borrowing from English - "gansey" is the way it's usually spelt when you want to be phonetic. (OED doesn't list it, and has "guernsey" dating only back to 1851, in Mayhew's "London Labour and the London Poor" - surely both the word and the thing are older than that?).

BTW I got the Kerrs title wrong, it's just called "March".