Show Search Results Show Browse

A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations & symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Lying-dog, n. [Lyin(g ppl. a.] A setter. (? Cf. Lyar n.1 3 c). — 1617 Acts IV. 537/1.
Vsares of vnlauchfull gaymes with lying doggis
1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 589.
With a long hacquehutt and with thair lying dogges and netts they take and slay all kynde of murefoule that they can find within our hounds
1663 Black Bk. Taymouth 426.

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Lying-dog n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 May 2022 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/lying_dog>

24627

dost

Hide Advanced Search

Browse DOST:

    Loading...

Share: