carlin

carlin
(also carling)

/ˈkɑːlɪn/
noun
Scottish
1 A witch.
1.1 An unpleasant or disliked old woman.

Origin
Middle English: from Old Norse kerling ‘old woman, woman’.

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Grace belied her name, consistently being a grumpy carlin. The big mole on her nose didn’t help attract others, of course.

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