Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JING, n.2, v.

I. n. A ringing sound, a jingle. Abd. 1804  W. Tarras Poems 89:
An' listen to thy peerless jing [of bells].

II. v. To ring, jingle (Ags. 1959). Sc. 1865  R. W. Buchanan Poems (1884) 95:
Her tongue was like a bell upon a sheep — Her very motion seemed to make it jing.

[Imit. The n. is found once in Eng. c.1653.]

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