Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SHINNER, n. Also shiner (Lnk. 1838 J. Struthers Poet. Tales 82), shuner (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 268), shunner (Ib. 246; Lnk. 1910 C. Fraser Glengonnar 79; Dmf. 1917 J. L. Waugh Cute McCheyne 123; ne. and sm.Sc. 1970); shinder; shunder (Slk. 889 T. Kennedy Poems 132; Uls. 1929 M. Mulcaghey Ballymulcaghey 101; Rxb. 1942 Zai). Sc. forms of Eng. cinder, of a fire, spirits in tea, etc. (Ayr. 1819 J. Kennedy Misc. Poems 131; Abd. 1832 W. Scott Poems 81; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; ne.Sc. 1970). Comb. ¶shunner stick, charcoal (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 246). Sc. usage: a meteor, a falling star (Nai. c.1890 Gregor MSS.). Also fire-shunder, id. (Ib.). [′ʃm(d)ər, ′ʃʌn-]

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"Shinner n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Jan 2019 <>



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