.i. a n-onoruighther nó uaislighther. .i. pluice ag síneadh a beoil. righe a bhronn .i. a bhuilg.
Three things that constitute a buffoon: blowing out his cheek, blowing out his satchel, blowing out his belly.
círmaire .i. ‘fer dénta na gcíor. dichetal for otrach .i. adhbhal-cantainn le rosg nó orrtha. go rothochra .i. go docuiredh.
Three things that constitute a comb-maker: racing a hound in contending for a bone; straightening a ram’s horn by his breath, without fire; chanting upon a dunghill so that all antlers and bones and horns that are below come to the top.
caer comraic .i. raed cruinn go ccomhtharrachtain d’iomat dath ann. fleath for faobhar .i. faobhar for faobhar.
Three things that constitute an artificer: weaving chains, a mosaic ball, an edge upon a blade.
really class this as any kind of sea fowl suitable for human consumption, sites associated with such consumption as strongly reinforcing the belief.
Head from Glastonbury, to the North of England and then to the Western Isles and other sites where sea birds, are a crucial resource.
I notice, Geoffrey of Monmouth’s major critic looms large in relation to both Glastonbury and Barnacle Geese.
Re- shaping of the cultural enviroment.
Gerald of Wales, burying Britons at Glastonbury, wandering abroad in Ireland wielding a frog and deploying the barnacle goose, in a way not dissimilar to the sonic earth chapter of the Aberdeen bestiary.
Small world, filled with small things, writing themselves into the landscape on a large scale.