A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Haring, n. Also: harinng, -yng, -ein, -on. [Var. of Hering n. Cf. MDu., MLG. harinc, harink (Du. haring), and F. hareng. Im the mod. dial. as hairin.] Herring. Also attrib. with net. —
Quhen he past to Handwarp to by his haryng; 1493 Halyb. 101.
To lois his haryng; Ib.
Item to Johnne Patersoun … to get haring to be send to Dumbar castell; 1547–8 Treas. Acc. IX. 146.
The fishing of harinngs; 1574 Bh. Univ. Kirk 299.
Now he is shot, there lies the foul thief as dead as a haron; Presb. Eloq. (ed. 2) 81.
— attrib. Ane harein nett; 1535 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XV (J).
Thre harein uettis; 1583 St. A. Test. II. 21 b.
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