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    Scots Gaelic: cuach

    Quaich is Scots for cuach (Scots Gaelic), and this handy website has audio files that help me learn to pronounce it:

    http://www.learngaelic.net/dictionar...holeword=false
    waulk softly and carry a big schtick

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    The River Quoich in West Aberdeenshire is said to take its name from this "punchbowl" formed in the rock by millenia of glaciation and water erosion (though modern placename studies cast doubt on this derivation).
    http://www.scotsman.com/news/walk-of...side-1-3512352
    Some say that the Earl of Mar filled the bowl with spirit to toast the Jacobites in 1715 but nowadays it is cracked and does not hold water.
    Alan

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    We also have a River Quaich in Perthshire that in turn gives its name to Glen Quaich. For some reason the loch into which the river runs and which is constrained by the glen is Loch Freuchie.

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