A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Curling, vbl. n. [? f. curl v. (recorded 1715).] The game of curling on the ice. Also attrib. with stone. — 1638 Adamson Muses Thren. Inv. p. x.
His allay bowles, and curling stones (1684) Fountainhall Decis. I. 328.
He went and acquainted Harden with it, as he was playing at the curling 1693 Wallace Orkney 10.
Copinsha … in which … are to be found in great plentie excellent stones for the game called curling 1694 Monteith Glen cairn Parish 43.
That at the curling on the ize he did say ‘The devil tak him if he get that shot’
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