1- 8 1s set, turn RH, lead down below 2s, 1L casts up and 1M casts down on own sides to end 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (giving RSh to 1st corner) and end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners and 1s end between 2s+3s on opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret, 1s cross back to places
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The Dictionary of the Scots Language defines a gird as the iron hoop in which to set the staves in shaping a barrel.
"He has the same Iron Hoop, and beassing Gird, which were used by his Father, and that he makes the Barrels and Half-barrels by these Gauges".(1757)