A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Trot(t)and, ppl. adj. Also: trotting. [Late ME and e.m.E. trottynge (c1425), trotting (1579).] a. Of a horse: That trots, or is trained to trot. Also in fig. context. b. fig. That moves at a brisk pace, as of a horse trotting. —
a. His moder … gaif him ane gray trotand horse, the price x merkis; 1499–1500 Acta Conc. II 366.
Ane gray trottand naig price xx li.; 1591 Edinb. Test. XXII 292b.
The Kirk of Scotland was a bonny trotting naig … but the Bishops … after they had gotten on her back corce-langled her and hopshaikled her, and … shee becam a bony paceing beast; J. Row Sermon 3.
— b. It will sufficiently satisfy me, if this pass among the judicious for a tolerably good trotting poem; for it was never my design … to set up for a courser; Symson Descr. Galloway 178.
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