- the Gorbals a district of Glasgow, formerly known for its slums
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I am told that he dares not venture to show his face in the Gorbals.
Below him by the edge of the stream he sees the encampment of the Gorbals Die-Hards.
Is’t true ye are gaun to be married to Fordyce o’ Gorbals Mill?’
Annie S. Swan
Rents probably were high in that part of the city so I crossed the Clyde and wandered into the Gorbals district.
I came on him this morning outside a tavern in the Gorbals, bargaining loudly about a saddle horse for Hazel Den.