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The Scottish form of old.

Auld Alliance an informal term for the political relationship of France and Scotland between the 14th and the 16th century.

Auld lang syne a Scottish phrase meaning times long past. The phrase was popularized as the title and refrain of a song by Robert Burns (1788), now traditionally sung on New Year's Eve.

Auld Reekie an informal name for Edinburgh, recorded from the early 19th century and meaning literally ‘Old Smoky’.


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