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Long, a. (and n.) Also: longe. [Midl. and south. ME. and e.m.E., used in place of Sc. Lang a.] Long.

1. adj. = Lang a. in various uses. Also long goad (see Goad), long gauff (see Golf n.1 b. quot. 1690). Longe hundred (see Hundir num. 2), long thousand (see Thousand num.). (1) [He] had a kynryk long & braid; Troy-bk. ii. 1798.
For laying of a long grave stone within the entrie; 1649–50 Edinb. B. Rec. VIII. 427.
They intendit to cast the longston into the sea, thereby to destroy boats and shipes; 1662 Sharpe Witchcraft 134.
Those … nominated lords of session, … these gentlemen of the long robe; Late Proceedings 38.
For eall to the quariers men helped out the long stanes; 1698 Foulis Acc. Bk. 235.
Recived from Mr Alex. Fraiser of Powis five libs. 3s. for tuo longstons I sold to him; 1704 Aberd. Journal N. & Q. VI. 129.
(2) Clarus the long clype; Colk. Sow i. 284.
To the long wobster … vi s.; 1622 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 145.
(3) Weavers … doeth … forestall the haill long reill yarn; 1663 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. 177.
Ane box of long steell; 1681 Blackness Customs 17 b.
For the … stealling of ane long fisch from Alexr Tellie, four cutts of salmond [etc.]; 1671 Rec. Old Aberd. I. 121.
Ane galliot called the Content of Whythaven … bound for Belfast: six scoir barels beif, four hundredth long fishes; 1688 Dumfries & Gall. Soc. 3 Ser. XXXVI. 39.
With long culveringis and pistolettis; 1586 Jurid. Rev. IV. 294.
[Many] longe weapons; 1595 Cal. Sc. P. XI. 616.
The 12 sowme mailers are to pay for ther longe and short avriages in the year ¥4; 1656 Craig-Brown Selkirkshire II. 390.
One hundred and thartie longe hundred; 1690 Newport Glasgow Customs MS. 12 b.
Mony long-tuthit bore; Colk. Sow i. 157.
Certane long stalkit beir glasis; 1638 Edinb. Test. LVIII. 313 b.
(4) proverbs They that suppe keile with the deuill, haue neede of long spoones; James VI Dæmonol. 16.
Making my self odious … to the Prince also, give perhappes my naked narratives … cum to his long eares; Hume 182/650.
Kings hes long ears; Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 917.
Lata hes long teeth; Ib. No.950.
(5) My long legend, quho so lestis; Colk. Sow iii. 47.
I shall … desier yowr lordshippes pardon my longe silence; 1572 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. lxiii.
Tyre not of long travell; Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. iii. 160.
Seindle tymis luck foloues long delayis; Montg. Misc. P. i. 15.
Provyding alwayis that the samen extend to the heretage or long takkis of the foirsaid Alestar; 1563 Reg. Privy S. V. i. 415/1.
[The land of the Archdeanerie] is set in long takis and few to the laird of Esselmont; c 1607–15 Goudie Shetl. Antiq. 156.
To intreat for ane longer day till the saids tanners may be convenit; 1627 Conv. Burghs III. 255.
Duffus in the long day may be in hard by it; Fraser Polichron. 248.
The quhilk had bene ane long tyme at the lair; Stewart 3145.
The … hous … was … ruynous waist and not inhabite be ony of a long tyme before; 1568 Hosack Mary Q. of Scots I. 535.
To his prentise of drinksilver for a long time service, [4s. 6d.]; 1674 Cunningham Diary 47.
I supone he salbe a long bwirder; 1616 Sutherland Corr. 123.
(6) Byde a little while, it is not long to; Rollock's Thess. 34.
(7) Aeneas that thoucht long efter him; Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. i. 76.
His wyif was thinking long for hir husbandis homecumming; 1640 Misc. Abbotsf. C. 172.
He thinks verrie long to see your selfe; 1657 Hibbert P. No. 19.

2. n. As the name of the note in music. As ane long in respect of ane larg, and ane brewe in respect of ane long; Art Music 14 b.
Ib. 1 b, 5, 7 b, etc.

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