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Re: new debate

I thank Eogan for relating this scholarly account to us:

> [...] Charles MacKinnon, in _Scottish Highlanders_, pub. 1984;
> "The coat of arms of Skene of Skene is of special interest to
> Highlanders, because in the original matriculation of arms in 1672 the
> right-hand 'supporter' of the sheild is a Highlander wearing a kilt
> without a plaid-- i.e. the little kilt of today, as opposed to the great
> belted plaid which was its forerunner.  This makes nonsense of the claims
> that the little kilt was the invention of an Englishman more than fifty
> years later, since the Lyon painter could not very well have depicted
> something that did not exist."

I have always thought that gryphons were simply fabulous, but
I am now well on my way to producing a startling proof that
they are real.

-- Alfredo

Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
Carpe dulcem diem -- Seize a nice day.
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