Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
AYND, EIND, END, n. Breath. Gen. in pl. Now archaic except in Sh. See also Ein, v. [ɛnd]
Sc. 1718 Ramsay Chr. Kirke ii (Poems 1721) ii.:
Some, who 'maist had tint their Aynds. Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
He drew his end — i.e. he drew a deep breath, recovered his breath. Ib.:
I could no get my end swallowed (to swallow phlegm in one's throat so as to be able to breathe more easily). Sh. 1914 Angus Gl. 40:
A'm lost mi end; wait till A get mi end again. Abd.(D) 1788 J. Skinner Christmass Bawing in Caled. Mag. (Sept.) 505:
And a' were fain to tak their einds.
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