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skorie1 noun young seagull

A children’s rhyme runs:
“Tammy Norie
(or Nickol Gorie)
Catched a skorie
On the Peedie Sea,
He gid him a nippie
Apin the hippie
And than he let him flee.”
skorie2 noun crowd or troop

Compare the old North Ronaldsay rhyme:
“Come oot – Green Gorey
Wi a thee skorie
An follow thoo me tae the sea
These words were spoken by the seal wife who returned to land to collect the cow and calves she owned.”