Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
SLIP, n.2 Sc. usages of Eng. slip, a plant, cutting, anything thin or slender, a young person.
1. The skirt or flaps of a saddle.
Edb. 1735 Caled. Mercury (23 Jan.):
A new Saddle and Slip, with Stirrups, Houzing, Pistol cases and Bridle.
2. An implement used by a baker, phs. a form of peel for lifting or moving loaves or cakes.
Rnf. 1846 A. M'Gilvray Poems (1862) 327:
Lay by the prickles, slips, and pins, The barrels, broads, and setters.
3. A measure of yarn, usually in the form of a two-pound hank, and consisting of 12 Cuts (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., Rxb. 1970). See quots. Now only dial. in Eng. Hence slipping, n., a skein or hank of yarn contaimng one slip.
Rxb. 1735 Stitchill Ct. Bk. (S.H.S.) 192:
The said Ninian has six Slyes [sic] of her yarn in his possession. Edb. 1739 Caled. Mercury (8 May):
4 Spinnel of Yarn, of 6 Slips in the Pound. e.Lth. 1741 Caled. Mercury (17 Nov.):
The different Prizes for Yarn, from 6 to 10 Slipping and above. Ayr. 1793 W. Fullarton Agric. Ayr. 78:
1 cut, is equal to 5 score threads, or turns of the reel; — 2 cuts, make one hear: — 12 cuts, one hank, hasp, or slip. Slk. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 II. 308:
A stone of the finest [wool] . . . will yield 32 slips of yarn. Slk. 1869 D. Bremner Industries 190:
100 slips can now be spun on the mule for 1s 6d.
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