Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CHEEN, CHINE, Chyne, n. and v. Gen.Sc. (except I.Sc.) forms of St.Eng. chain. [tʃin Sc.; tʃəin ne.Sc.]
Sc. 1912 A.O.W.B. Fables frae the French 43:
Jalousin' a' was wrang, he brak His cheen, an' syne he speedit back To his auld hame. Mry.(D) 1927 E. B. Levack Stories Old Lossiemouth 22:
Awyte he's no chined, the blaggaird that 'e is! Abd. a.1879 W. Forsyth Sel. from Writings (1882) 8:
An' beylies, wi' their gowden chyne, An' flowin' wig, an' cockit hat. Traditional Old Rhyme (per Abd.16 1939): Fan I gaed up the Gallowgate an doon the Windy Wynd, There wis five and twenty wyvers hingin' on a chyne. s.Sc. 1857 H. S. Riddell Psalms lxviii. 6:
God setts the rewfu' an' lane in families: he brings owt thae whilk ar bund in cheens.
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