Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DARKLINS, adv. In the dark. Obs. since 17th cent. in St.Eng. (N.E.D.) but still found in Lin. dial. (E.D.D.). Ayr. 1786  Burns Halloween xi.:
An' for the kiln she goes then, An' darklins grapet for the bauks.
Kcb. 1814  W. Nicholson Tales 125:
While she, poor young thing, deems nae ill He darklins grips her.

[Dark + -lings, adv. gen. suff. Cf. Backlins.]

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