Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ARLING, vbl.n. The giving of arles. From Arle. Ags. 1853  A. Jervise Land of the Lindsays 161:
They ca'd him their joy and their darling, Till he took their penny of arling. (From a ballad He winna be guidit by me, made soon after battle of Sheriffmuir. 1715.)
Per. 1895  R. Ford Tayside Songs 123:
O, to lo'e ane that would lo'e me again! O, for love's fee wi' its arlin'!

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