A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Langal(l, -ill, -el(l, -le, v. [ME. langelyn (Prompt. Parv.), e.m.E. langol (1647–50), f. Langald n.: for the assimilation of -d in the suffix, cf. the similar variants of awald, hamehald and knappald (Knapholt). In later Sc. and north. Eng. dial. as langal, -ol, -el, -le.]
tr. ‘To tie together the two legs of a horse or other animal on one side’ (Jam.); to hobble (an animal) with a ‘langle’ (Langald n.).
The prince … tuke the destreir And langald him; Alex. (Taym.) 575.
That the saidis hors be sufficientlie langillit; 1557 Peebles B. Rec. 238.
The Kirk of Scotland was a bony trotting naig … but the Bishops … after they had gotten on her back corcelangled her and hopshaikled her, and … shee becam a bony paceing beast; J. Row Sermon 3.
The kirk yeard is miserablie abused by the minister his horse and cattell teddering and langalling ther; 1650 Strathbogie Presb. 121.
Langelling; Ib. 131.
The horses to be langelt on the commoune of the mwir till beir land be done; 1655 Rothesay B. Rec. 257.
Langellit, langallit; 1669 Ib. 167.
fig. So to obstruct and langle them, as it were, that they cannot run the way of Gods commandments; Durham Subtile Self (1723) 78.
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