Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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STUCKIN, n. Also -ing, -en, -een; †stuchin (Jam.); †stogan, -en; †stuggen (Slk. 1825 Jam.). [′stʌkɪn]

1. A stake or post to support a paling, sheep-net, etc. (Rxb. 1825 Jam., 1923 Watson W.-B.; em.Sc. (a), s.Sc. 1971). e.Lth. 1809  Foord Acct. Bk. MS. 54:
To making stogans and putting up pailling.
s.Sc. 1836  N. Paterson Manse Garden 32:
Stuckings of peeled larch.
Rxb. 1918  Kelso Chronicle (18 Jan.) 3:
In the centre of the paling there were several stuckens.
Rxb. 1927  E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 9:
Hei's ootbye caain-in a wheen stuckeens.

2. An obstinate person (Slk. 1825 Jam., stuggen).

[Prob. from Stock, a post, stake, + -Ing. There may have been some influence from Stug, n.2]

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