Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BA(A)ND, BAN', BAUND, n.3 A group of persons; a choir.
Sh.(D) 1919 T. Manson Humours Peat Comm. II. 16:
Da baand at lives in dis toon is fit fur onything. Fif. 1894 A. S. Robertson Provost o' Glendookie 23–24:
Sic a grand sicht as it would be, an' sic a bonnie kirk, wi' the blue sky for a roof, the birds for a baund (choir) an' divots an' stumps o' trees for pews. Kcb. 1806 J. Train Poet. Reveries 18:
How nightly they in ban's right fell, Ay cross'd the ford aneath the mill. centr., w.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 47:
‡Band. A church-choir.
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