Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BIND, BINN(D), n. [bɪn(d)] Dimension, size, build, capacity. Lit. and fig.
Sc. 1808 Jam.:
A barrel of a certain bind is one of certain dimensions. Sc. 1824 Scott St Ronan's W. i.:
Their bind was just a Scots pint over-head, and a tappit-hen to the bill, and no man ever saw them the waur o't. Sc. 1896 A. Cheviot Proverbs 191:
“I'm at my bind” — i.e. I've got my full measure of liquor. Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 70:
A man of strong binn is a man strongly built and bound — crop of good binn is a good strong crop. Rxb. 1927 E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 9/1:
Abuin ma binnd (= beyond my power, strength, ability).
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