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Herring, n. Also: herreine; hirring; harring, -eng. [e.m.E. herring, late ME. herryng (1469), var. of Hering n., with vowel-shortening.] Herring. (a) The Quenis lettres … tuiching … paking of hirring; 1553–4 Edinb. Old Acc. I. 110.
The uplifting of the assyse herring and dewitie thairof; 1600 Reg. Privy C. VI. 177.
The defunctis part of ane blok of herreine; 1618 Edinb. Test. L. 52.
(b) vijxx eist sie harreng, … xx west sie harreng; 1598 Stirling Ant. III. 308.
Few harring, … there sould be no dreue; 1657 Lamont Diary 108.
attrib. Salmond and herring bind; 1581 Conv. Burghs I. 114 marg.

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