Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LONGIE, n. Also longvie, -wee; lungie; lomvie, lomwie. The common guillemot, Uria aalge (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1955 L. Venables Birds, etc. 333, Sh. 1961). [′lɔŋgi, ′lɔŋwi] Sh. 1774  G. Low Tour (1879) 98:
The whole rock alive with Tomies, Lomvies . . . and Tystes.
Sc. 1816  Scott Antiquary vii.:
Mony a kittywake's and lungie's nest hae I harried up amang thae very black rocks.
Sh. 1834  Old-Lore Misc. X. iii. 128:
I did not wish for either lomwies, tamienories, brongies or laarquhidins.
Sh. 1953  New Shetlander No. 35. 14:
Longwees, wilkies, maalies, shalders: — a world of teeming life.

[Norw. dial. langve, lomvi, O.N. langve, id.]

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