Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FREELINS, adv. Rather, somewhat, quite, a little too . . . (Bnff.2, Abd.9 1943). Cf. Freely, adv. Abd. 1928  Abd. Press and Jnl. (22 Oct.):
I had nae notion they were freelins sae lang or I gid intae the bothy ae day.

[Free + -lin(g)s.]

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