Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 2005 supplement
LENTH, n., v. Add variant linth
I. Sc. form of Eng. length.ne.Sc. 1994 Alastair Mackie in James Robertson A Tongue in Yer Heid 93:
A granite Chinese waa that road was, the haill linth o't, that the bourgeoisie raised wi siller oot o siller.Abd. 1996 Norman Harper and Robbie Shepherd Anither Dash O' Doric 45:
'... Is it [the dress] the wrang colour? The wrang style? The wrang linth? Fit is't?'Edb. 2005 :
A linth o Harris Tweed.
I. 1. (1) Add quots.: Abd. 1993 :
Ye've gotten this linth. Edb. 2005 :
She went the linth o Musselburgh. Dmb. 2005 :
We went the lenth o the station wi him.
I. 1. (1) Add Phr.: A widna gang the length o masel, I wouldn't trouble myself.Ags. 1990s :
Uh widna geing the length o masel tuh see um: I wouldn't cross the street to see him.
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