A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Sounding, vbl. n.2 [? Sound adj. Cf. SND Suppl.] The state or condition of being moist. —
If the land be hard being wate plowed and having gotten no frost to soften it … you must either wait upon a shower or sow it in the sounding, as they call it, that is to say, before it be fully dry; Belhaven Rudiments 27.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Sounding vbl. n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Apr 2019 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/sounding_vbl_n_2>
Try an Advanced Search