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DINE, n.

1. Dinner; “still used by old people in Lanarks. and Ayrs.” (Jam.2); dinner-time. In use in Eng. 15th and 16th cent. Obs. exc. in poet. use. Sc. c.1783  Twa Sisters in Ballads (ed. Child) No. 10B. xxiii.:
An by there came a harper fine, That harped to the king at dine.
Sc. 1787  W. Taylor Poems 69:
Than hame we gaed an' took our dine.
Abd. 1828  P. Buchan Ballads I. 149:
Will ye come up to my castle Wi' me, and take your dine?
Fif. 1827  W. Tennant Papistry Storm'd 97:
'Twas hour o' dine or thereabout.
Hdg. 1885  J. Lumsden Rhymes and Sk. 88:
Wild was the fray — like boars at bay The Saxons fought frae dawn till dine.
wm.Sc. 1937  W. Hutcheson Chota Chants 8:
It is sweating wark in a zephyr sark Bigging and thacking till dine.
Ayr. 1788  Burns Auld Lang Syne (Cent. ed.) iv.:
We twa hae paidl'd in the burn Frae morning sun till dine.

2. In pl.: “In St Andrews University the communal university dinners, or the place in which such are held” (Fif.1 1934). Also common dines. Also used attrib. Fif. 1933  St Andrews Univ. Alumnus Chron. (Jan.) 26:
Before and after dinner the old familiar “dines” graces were sung.
Fif. 1934  Times (11 Oct.) 12/3:
Thursday, October 18. — 1 p.m. luncheon at the Common Dines.

[O.Sc. has dyne, dine, a dinner, from a.1522.]

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