Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
MENSE, n.2 Also minse. A great amount, a large quantity (Uls.3 1930; Sh., Uls. 1962). Deriv. mensely, strongly, greatly, largely.
Abd. 1845 Stat. Acc.2 XII. 624 note:
They biggit a' that Camp o' the Hillhead, for the country was mensely agen them. Per. 1857 J. Stewart Sketches 22:
He has a mense o' pure nonsense. Abd. 1919 T.S.D.C.:
We've gotten a minse o' fish.
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