Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
PINGLE, n.2 Also pingel. Dim. pinglie. [pɪŋl]
1. A small, shallow, metal cooking-pan, gen. with a long handle, a sauce-pan (Gall., Dmf., Slk. 1825 Jam.; Dmf. 1894 Trans. Dmf. & Gall. Antiq. Soc. 152; Slg., Ayr., sm. and s.Sc. 1965). Also in comb. pingle-pan (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 382), pinglie-pan, id. (Ayr. 1910).
Kcb. 1789 D. Davidson Seasons 6:
The pingle-pan Is on the ingle set. Dmf. 1809 Scots Mag. (March) 208:
While wooster Jock, wi' gloomie glowr Bang't up the mutchkin pingle O. Sc. 1821 Blackwood's Mag. (Jan.) 429:
You want a pingle, lassie, weel and guid, 'Tis thretty pennies — pit it whar it stood. s.Sc. 1847 H. S. Riddell Poems 16:
She had brought the auld ewe-cheese, While twa-three eggs, forbye a' these, Were boiling in the pingle. Kcb. 1896 A. J. Armstrong Cobbler xxxii.:
The “pingle” had to be brought out, and the kettle set on the hob. Kcb. 1911 Crockett Rose of Wilderness xxiv.:
I set about it, seeking the “pingle” in the back kitchen, where the careful Selina kept everything as in the cabin of a ship. Lth. 1934 A. P. Wilson Till 'Bus Comes 17:
I'll awa' and het some water in the pingle.
2. Extended senses: (1) any small ware dealt in by tinkers or pedlars, nick-nacks.
s.Sc. 1838 Chambers's Jnl. (25 Aug.) 248:
The most motley and miscellaneous collection of articles were offered to the vulgar eye. These, made up into bundles, Robby used to call his pingles.
(2) a small piece of carved wood, gen. oblong with broadened ends for winding thread on, a bobbin, spool (Rnf. a.1850 Crawfurd MSS. (N.L.S.) P.35).[Orig. uncertain. Sc. Gipsy has pingle in the sense of a pail, but this may have been borrowed from Sc. 2. (1) and (2) however may be a different word, ? from Pingle, v.1, n.1]
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