Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CHOPIN, CHOPPIN, Chopen, Chopping, n. A liquid (very occas. dry) measure, equal to a Sc. half-pint or Eng. quart. Also used attrib. Known only to Abd.2, Abd.9, Slg.3 1940, but once in gen. use, cf. Chappin. [′tʃɔpən]
Abd. a.1879 W. Forsyth Sel. from Writings (1882) 157:
We had always to say which measure — choppings, and mutchkins, elns, and the like, or the new imperial measures. Ags. 1738 Private Valuation (per Fif.1):
A Chopen Cap and a little ditto . . . 3. 6. m.Sc. 1934 J. Buchan Free Fishers ii.:
Once it [claret] was the beverage of our people — my father minded well when it was cried through the town of Stirling at six shillings Scots the chopin. Fif.  “G. Setoun” Skipper of Barncraig (1901) iv.:
A healthy hunger an' a chopin' o' good sweet milk! Lnk. c.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 123:
In the morning I take a choppin of ale. Ayr. 1822 Galt Provost ix.:
Thirteen choppin bottles from William Gallon's, the vintner's.
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