Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
RHINNS, n. Also rin(n)s; reins; erron. roons. The western peninsula of Wigtownshire from Corsewall Point to the Mull of Galloway. Cf. the somewhat sim. Rhinns of Islay in Arg. [rɪnz]
Wgt. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 XVH. 560:
The road which opens the communication between what are called the Makers and Reins of Galloway. Dmf. 1820 Blackwood's Mag. (April) 56:
May I be ridden by the reeket deil round the Roons o' Galloway. Kcb. 1901 R. Trotter Galt. Gossip 182:
The feck o' them inhabits the Rhinns. Wgt. 1950 Scots Mag. (May) 166:
The Rhinns are the double peninsula in the extreme west of Wigtonshire.
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