The name of one of the small particles of snow is cáithnín sneachtaidh. (A large flake is known as lúbhóg sneachtaidh.) The same word cáthadh is applied to cursing and swearing when indulged in with rapidity. Ag cáthadh dhiairmíní, spitting out showers of "little divils" – having a "divil" at every second word. Ag cáthadh mhionna mór, the same in regard to "big" oaths.