T - Tap o Noth to thack
Tap o Noth
A conspicuous hill near Rhynie, crowned by a large vitrified fort.
A high and strong wall is the most obvious form of defence against an actual or imagined disaster. Yet walls are easily broken by a determined attacker or natural catastrophe. Today war is the province of professionals with no place for local militias. Even the protection of civilians is now in the hands of a professional agency whose role is in the coordination of resources in the event of plane crashes, floods and the like as well as war.
tartan la19, tarton, tertane 16 n adj
A woven cloth with a pattern of stripes of different colours crossing at right angles; such as a pattern esp one associated with a particular clan (although the ascribing of such is unhistorical).
1 n Thatch
2 v To cover a roof with straw, reeds, heather etc.
thack dairt n An instrument used in thatching.