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    1. The kilt, or philabeg to use its older Gaelic name, that has now become the ( )   [s...] dress

    2. for all 'Highlanders', has its origin in an older ( )   [g...] called the belted plaid

    3. and has long been the most recognisable ( )   [c...] tradition of the Highland Scots

    4. and has, in fact, been ( )   [de...] in the nineteenth century, not by Scottish, Highlanders but by the Nobles of England and Scotland

    5. There is much evidence that many of the more ( )   [re...] tartans seen today are in fact

    6. creations of Scottish and English ( )   [t...] during the reign of Queen Victoria.

    7. Despite this, it has generally been accepted that the basic concepts of the tartan and the ( )   [w...] of the kilt

    8. do indeed have their origin in the history of early Scottish and Irish clans, or ( )   [f...].

    9. After 1688, and the fall of the Stuart clan, the English government felt the need to take a more active ( )   [i...] in the Highland affairs.

    10. In 1707, the Act of Union took place, and succeeded in temporarily uniting the ( )   [po...] factions

    11. and clans that were universally opposed to the Act. The tartan came into it's own as a ( )   [s...] of active nationalism.

    12. During the eighteen hundreds, the wearing of the belted plaid began to be ( )   [ex...] for that of the kilt.

    13. The belted plaid, being a one-piece six-foot tall cloth, belted about the waist with the remainder being worn up about the ( )   [s...],

    14. was proving to be somewhat inconvenient to wear. A 'new', little kilt ( )   [d...] became popular.

    15. The plaid now became more of a ( )   [f...] experiment for the elite of English society.

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