Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FOND, n. A fund, a supply or reserve of money (ne.Sc. 1952). This form became obs. in Eng. in the early 18th cent. Cf. Found. Abd. 1745  S.C. Misc. (1841) I. 401:
[I] ame very glade to hear you have such fonds to be raised.
Ayr. 1826  Galt Lairds iv.:
His wife, Mrs Glebantiends, being sequestrated from the stipend, left the manse and went to live in the town on Sir Hairy's Fond.
Mry. 1897  J. Mackinnon Braefoot Sk. 108:
“Wad it be the clothin' fond, Weelum?” said Mistress Thriest, his assistant.
Bnff. 1950  per
He maun hae a gey fond o' siller by this time.

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