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Gangand, ppl. a. Also: gangande, gangan. [Northern ME. gangand (a 1300), ON. gangande, -andi, OE. gangende.]

1. Going on foot, walking. Kyng Dawy Had gottyn … A sowne, that wes a gangand chyld; Wynt. vii. 1257.
A gangand travalour … gois nocht allanerly to go; Bk. Chess 180.
Geif ony nychtbur of the town byis ony stollyn geyr fra ony gangand fallowis; 1543 Lanark B. Rec. 19.
Crop of curstnes, and ane quick gangand deill; Rolland Seven S. 4009.
A gangand fit is ay getting; Fergusson Prov. (1641) 3 b.

2. Of machinery or implements: Capable of being set in motion; in working order. (Cf. Ganging ppl. a.) All sufficient gangand graith that efferis to the mylnis; 1485 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 51.
The said … myllar sall mak and wphald … all uther graith and gangand geir; 1512 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 109.
Ane gangand quheil; 1523 Stirling B. Rec. I. 18.
Ane cart and vij pair harrowys with all gangand geir; 1562 Will A. Betoun 225.
Ane gangand plewcht pertenyng to Jhone Ȝong; 1566 Prot. Bk. D. Gray 38 b.
Ane sufficient gangand myln with sufficient happar, hup, quheillis [etc.]; 1589 Glasgow B. Rec. I. 136.
Ane gangand lynning lwme with hir pertinentis; 1597 Edinb. Test. XXX. 12 b.
Twa gangand cairtis; 1598 Ib. XXXI. 324 b.
That he sall mak and sett up ane sufficient gangand knok in the said weyhous; 1614 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 118.
Twa cairts and thrie gangand plewis; 1628 Soc. Ant. XXIII. 267.

b. In operation; that is being worked. He haid nocht falit to him hyddertillis … salang as he haid ane gangand colhuch; 1556 Prot. Bk. T. Dalrymple 43 b.
Of every gangand pan in Dysert thre bollis of salt sal be deliverit oulklie; 1575 Reg. Privy C. II. 427.
Novam lie salt-pan in Weymes, cum lie pan-wode de proximioribus lie gangand coilheuches; 1630 Reg. Great S. 542/2.

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"Gangand ppl. adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 May 2019 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/gangand>



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