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6015RE: [Peterhead] Whats a stuka dolly ?

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  • Alex MacPhee
    Apr 12, 2014
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      When I was a boy, a 'stookie' was a plaster cast, as on a broken arm or leg. Comes from 'stucco', so 'stuka' would seem to be cognate with that.


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      From: steamingbill@...
      Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:24:24 -0700
      Subject: [Peterhead] Whats a stuka dolly ?


      My Mum might say something like this ....................

      Hes wakin a' bent ower like a stuka dolly

      I've always taken it to mean stiff and awkward and clumsy from the context.

      But I have been wondering "What exactly is/was a stuka dolly ?"  Mum doesnt know people from Banff /Macduff dont know (Mums teenage years) so being as Mum's early childhood was in Peterhead she thinks she got it from Peterhead .................. any ideas ?

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