Cairds

or Jockeys. Gipsy tribes. Halliwell tells us “Caird” in Northumberland = tinker, and gipsies are great menders of pots and pans. (Irish, ceard, a tinker; Welsh, cordd, art or craft.)

“Donald Caird's come again.” Popular Song.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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