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 Rigoletto.Rile. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rigwoodie.
 
Unyielding: stubborn. A rigwiddie is the chain which crosses the back of a horse to hold up the shafts of a cart (rig = back, withy = twig.)   1
       
“Withered beldams, auld and droll,
Rigwoodie hags.”
       
Burns: Tam O’Shanter.
 


 Rigoletto.Rile. 

 
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