Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†HARRY HURCHEON, n.comb. Also harie hutcheon (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.). A n.Sc. name for the dance Curcuddie, q.v. Cf. Hirtch, v., 2.
n.Sc. 1847 R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes 274–5:
This [Curcuddie] is a grotesque kind of dance, performed in a shortened posture, sitting on one's hams, with arms akimbo, the dancers forming a circle of independent figures. . . . The game is called Harry Hurcheon in the north of Scotland.
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