Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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STANDER, n., v. Also stanner; staunder, ¶stunder. Sc. †usages:

I. n. 1. A pillar, post or support. s.Sc. 1858  H. S. Riddell Song Solomon v. 15:
His shanks are as stanners o' merbel.

2. A candlestick. Obs. in Eng. Abd. 1704  Abd. Jnl. N. & Q. VI. 256:
For a neu peauter stander . . . ¥1.
Abd. 1890  Sc. N. & Q. (Ser. 1) IV. 98:
A rhyme used by travelling tinsmiths in displaying their wares runs thus: — “A brander, a stander, A tillypannie or a ladle,” etc.

3. A barrel set on end for containing water or salted meat (Sc. 1882 Francisque-Michel 427). Cf. Stand, n.2

II. v. To build into a pillar; to support with pillars or posts. Ayr. 1745  Ayr Presb. Reg. MS. (3 April):
For pillaring or Stundering the roof in the said Eastend of the church till the said side wall be taken down.
Edb. 1782  Session Papers, Milne v. Thomson (21 Sept.) 15:
To standering brick on edge per yard . . . 5d.

[O.Sc. stander, = 2., 1619. In some meanings conflated with S.TANDART and phs. rather a reduced form of it.]

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