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LANGLINS, adv. [′lɑŋlɪnz]

1. Lengthwise (Sh., ne.Sc. 1960). Used as prep. in quot. = along. Abd. 1768  A. Ross Helenore (S.T.S.) 65:
Whan she her loof had looked back an' fore, An' drew her finger langlins ilka score.

2. In a slow, long-drawn-out manner. Rnf. 1835  D. Webster Rhymes 145:
Ye fiddlers a' your mutes put on, . . . And langlins mak your notes to groan Wi' waefu' screed.

[Lang, + adv. suff. -Lins. O.Sc. langlines, prep., along, a.1578.]

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