"It'll be the mair pleisand a change for the solan geese, then," quoth Andie dryly.
How could he expect a blessing on a boat bought as he had bought The solan?
The Sula bassana, or solan goose: a large sea bird of the family Pelecanidæ, common on the Scottish coasts.
It pastures a few sheep, and is a great breeding-place of solan geese.
The solan geese here are also great devourers, and are said soon to exhaust all the fish in a pond.
On the same authority I learn that a solan goose, or gannet, has been known to visit this stream.
In severe winters, flocks of solan geese, locally denominated "barnacles," frequent the shores.
Gannet, gan′et, n. a web-footed fowl found in the northern seas, the best-known of which is the solan goose.
And it was a day like this there was when the solan was sunk at her moorings in Loch Hourn.
The flesh of the solan goose is deprived in a similar manner of its naturally rank and fishy flavour.