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Forfar

Do as the cow o' Forfar did, tak' a stannin' drink. A cow, in passing a door in Forfar, where a tub of ale had been placed to cool, drank the whole of it. The owner of the ale prosecuted the owner of the cow, but a learned baillie, in giving his decision, said, “As the ale was drunk by the cow while standing at the door, it must be considered deoch an doruis (stirrup-cup), to make a charge for which would be to outrage Scotch hospitality.” (Sir W. Scott: Waverley.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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