A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Salineer(e, Salyneere, Sallineor. [? f. L. salīnus, f. sal salt: cf. OF salinière (1252 in Larousse) place where salt is made.] Salineer(e stone, stane, a kind of small stone or grit, said, in accounts of exploration for gold, to occur in conjunction with gold. —
Saxeere stones, … calamineere stones [and] salineere stones as small as the mustard seede, and some like meall; and the sappar stone in lumps; 15.. M. Napier Mem. J. Napier 234.
Stevin Aitkinsoun, Englishman … sall mak ane new searche, tryall and discoverie of the mynes, seames and minerallis in Crafurde Mure with the saxeere the calumyneere and the salyneere stanes; 1616 Reg. Privy C. X 531.
Sallineor; 16.. Macfarlane's Geog. Coll. III 31.
All the last gold of Scotland … mingled with the sappar, calaminar, saxere and salineer stones, was gotten at Short-cleuch-braes; Ib. 38.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Salineer(e ". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Apr 2019 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/salineere>
Try an Advanced Search