Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements

Construct: Noun
Definition: A savings scheme operated over a given period of time by a fixed number of people contributing a pre-determined amount of money each week. he members drew lots to decide the order of drawing the collection - but the organiser had the option of taking the first collection. Manages were considerd a bad risk as members who collected in the early weeks of the scheme were known to default, leaving the other members short of money. Contrast with Didlum.
Derivation: Unknown

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