Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KARLEN BOOK, n.phr. Also carlin' book. The book or register in which the boat's catch of fish, or the number of fish taken by each fisherman, was entered. Bch. 1891  Trans. Bch. Field Club II. 15:
Fishermen [used] to keep a carlin' book, in which the number of fish taken by each fisherman was daily entered.

[See Cyarlin, and cf. Icel. komast frá kerlingunni, lit. “to escape from the old woman,” used to mean “to have caught three fish.”]

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