Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
TINE, n. Also tyne, tin (Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 243; Ayr. 1822 H. Ainslie Pilgrimage 156); teind, tynd (Sc. 1825 Jam.). Sc. forms and usages of Eng. tine, a prong, spike:
1. In comb. nutting-tine, a forked stick for gathering nuts.
Sc. 1733 W. Thomson Orpheus Caled. II. 99:
A nebbed Staff, a Nutting-tyne.
2. A bent iron or bow attached to the shaft of a scythe to facilitate the cutting of corn which has been beaten down by rain (Bnff. 1950).
¶3. Fig.: the horn of a waning moon.
Sc. 1928 J. G. Horne Lan'wart Loon 19:
The yavel müne, wi' bluntit tine.
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