Carrick, and Cunningham. Ayrshire is divided into three
parts: Kyle, a strong corn-growing soil; Carrick, a wild hilly
portion, only fit for feeding cattle; and Cunningham, a rich dairy
land. Hence the saying-
Kyle for a man, Carrick for a coo [cow],
Cunningham for butter, Galloway for woo' [wool].
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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