A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Guysing, Guising, vbl. n. Also: guyssing, guizing. [Varr. of Gysing.] Mumming.
The Sessioun … inhibits all guysing and dancing within this toun; 1596 Elgin Rec. II. 46.
Nycht walking and guysing forbiddin; 1598 Ib. 69.
John Sampsoun … accusit for dansing and guising ondir nycht in divers houses; Ib.
Elspet Dempster suspected of guysing … Katrine Hosak to compeir on Tuysday next for guyssing; 1614 Ib. 141.
They … rejoyce in their … restored opportunities of sensual obseruations of guising, gluttony, carrells, &c.; 1618 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 1163.
John Christie in Croylit accused of guizing and that in woman's habit; 1662 Cramond Grange Ch. 27.
Compeired John Innes, and four other men, … for guiseing, one of them in woman's apparell, one of them in straw, the rest with false faces; 1667 Id. Urquhart Ch. 51.
[Two men] confessed their guising in promiscuous habit; 1683 Ib. 55.
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