Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
THWANG, n. Also twang (I.Sc.). Sc. forms and usages of Eng. thong. [θwɑŋ, I.Sc. twɑŋ]
1. A thong, a strip of leather, a whiplash (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Sh. (twang), Lth., Dmf., Slk. 1972).
2. Specif. a thong used in the sewing of Rivelins or slippers of hide, or as boot-lace or shoe-tie (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.; ‡s.Sc. 1873 D.S.C.S. 147; Ork. 1929 Marw.; Ork., Dmf. 1972).
Ork. 1964 :
The seams are sewn with twangs of sheepskin, threaded through holes called rivvleen holes cut with a pair of scissors.
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