Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
HEARIN(G), vbl.n. Sc. usages:
1. For Sc. Law phr. hearing in presence, see Presence.
2. A scolding, “lecture,” “talking to” (Sc. 1825 Jam.; Cai. 1902 E.D.D.; Arg. 1936 L. McInnes Dial. S. Kintyre 14). Gen.Sc. (rare in ne.).
Sc. 1816 Scott O. Mortality xiv.:
She aye ordered a dram, or a sowp kale, or something to us, after she had gi'en us a hearing on our duties. Slk. 1829 Hogg Shepherd's Cal. (1874) xi.:
He went up to the stable, and gave old Broadcast a hearing for not keeping his mare well enough. Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto T. Bodkin xxxiii.:
The next thing I heard was her gi'en Simon a hearin' for breakin' the crystal an' crockery ware. Per. 1895 I. McLaren Auld Lang Syne 263:
Bring them in, Elspeth, or a' gie them a hearin, — they've juist been the torment o' ma life. Ags. 1956 :
I got a hearin last nicht but I didna listen tae it.
3. Report, news, a long story, used ironically in phr. a fine hearing, unpleasant news (Sh.10 1956). Now dial. in Eng.
Sc. 1896 L. Keith Indian Uncle 4:
That's fine hearing for me, and it ill sets your tongue. Sh. 1897 Shetland News (28 Aug.):
He [it] wid be a job an' a hearing.
4. An attendance at public worship to hear a preacher.
Sc. 1827 C. J. Johnstone Eliz. de Bruce I. xiii.:
What if the Monkshaugh family should countenance Mr Gideon, by giving him a day's hearing?
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