Curling (phrase) View Visualisation
A pair o' breeks Source: SND (supp)
A situation in which the played stones lie in a V-formation at the tee.
Big on to the bowercock Source: SND
To direct the stone to where a number are already laid.
Block the ice Source: SND
To block up with guards the run of the stones, so that none of them may take out a guarded winner.
Chap an' lie Source: SND
To strike away the opponent's stone and make your stone lie in its place.
Lead the ice Source: SND
The order given to the first player, when about to play; also to any player, when stones are in the direct way to the ‘tee'.
To be in the way of promotion Source: SND
To be in the path of another stone, to lie in the direct path to the tee.
To be naething the louder Source: SND
Used imper. as a direction to a player to attempt to hit and displace an opponent's stone without giving his own any extra force.
To block a port/To fill a port Source: SND
To enter a port.
To br(e)ak an egg/Brack an egg Sources: SND SND
QUOT: Brack an egg. A curling phrase, given by the directors of the game to those about to play; and means, that they are to strike a stone with their's, with that force that it would break an egg between them at the point of contact.
To brak (aff) the gaird/To brak (aff) a gaird Source: SND
To strike away a guarding stone.
To burn a stane Source: SND
To render the move useless, by the interference of one who has not the right to play at that time.
To chip the winner Source: SND
A curling term: to avoid the guard and take [strike] what can be seen of the winner [winning stone].
To crack an egg Sources: SND SND
A curling phrase, given by the directors of the game to those about to play; and means, that they are to strike a stone with their's, with that force that it would break an egg between them at the point of contact.
To fit fair Source: SND
To take up one's position for delivering the shot at the proper distance from the far tee.
To flee the gaird(s) Source: SND
To miss striking the guarding stone(s).
To get under grannie's wing Source: SND
To get under cover, i.e. to angle off a stone, so as to hide yourself behind another.
To gie (a stane) feet Source: SND
To accelerate its movement by sweeping the ice before it.
To gie a stane howe Source: SND
To send up a stone on a curving course.
To give 'im days Source: SND
To endeavour to keep the stone running.
To have a' the curle/To be a' the curle Source: SND
To have played the winning shot.
To have the very curl/ To be the very curl Source: SND
To have played the winning shot.
To keep white ice Source: SND
To throw one's stone up the middle of the rink and not to one side.
To lift up the gaird Source: SND
To strike away a guarding stone with a powerful shot.
To outside twist Source: SND
To cause a stone to revolve on its sole to the left.
To redd the hoose/ To redd the ice Source: SND
To clear the tee of stones lying on it by displacing them with a fast forceful shot.
To roup the stowp/To sell the stowp/The roup(in) o the stowp Source: SND
Of a mock auction procedure in the Curlers' “Court” or jollification after a curling match.
To tak' the claf Source: SND
To come between the two guards in curling.
To take an outring Source: SND
To deliver a shot in this manner (outring: a method of striking one curling stone with another on its outer edge so as to drive it towards the tee)
To want heels Source: SND
Of a stone in curling, to lack momentum or drive.
To wick a bore/To wick a post Source: SND
To carry out this manoeuvre through a narrow passage between already-played stones.
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