Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†FRYNE, v. Also fryn, frine, frein. To grumble, whine, fret. Ppl.adj. frynin, peevish, discontented (Lth., Lnk. 1825 Jam.). Also in n.Eng. dial. [frəin]
Abd. after 1768 A. Ross Fortunate Shepherd MS. III. 121:
Fan ye was gane this way she took a turn An' missing you began to fryn and mourn. Edb. 1791 J. Learmont Poems 58:
An' at a sour leuk, or correction, Maun nouther frein nor mint objection. Edb. 1822 R. Wilson Poems 36:
They frine an' fret at ithers' guid; Curs'd envy rots their vera bluid. ne.Sc. 1884 D. Grant Lays 11:
It's eeseless noo to fryne. Wgt. 1912 A.O.W.B. Fables 49:
The Dog frinet an' grat, but a lang oor gaed by Or the Cuddy, sae prood, brocht his min' to reply.
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