School: Caladh (C.) (roll number 8740)

Location:
Callow, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bean Uí Éaráin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 44

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It is as round as an apple, as deep as a cup, and all the men in London Derry could not lift it up. = A well.
As round as an apple, as flat a a pan, the shape of a woman, and the image of a man. = A penny.
It is under the fire, and over the fire, and never touches the fire. = A cake in an oven.
My grandfather behind the door, and a hundred coats on him. = A head of cabbage.
It is in the night, and out in the day. = A door
London, Derry, Cork and Kerry, spell that without a K. = That
It opens like a barn door, it shuts like a trap and you would think of many things, before you would think of that = An umbrella.
As I looked out the window, I saw the dead carrying the live.= A ship.
Long legs, crooked thighs, small head, and no eyes = A tongs.

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Collector
Seán Mac Dhómhnaill
Gender
male
Address
Cuillonaghtan, Co. Mayo
Language
English