A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Lyin(g, ppl. a. Also lye-. [Late ME. lying (a 1450), ME. liggende (Wyclif), OE. licᵹende. Cf. Lyand.] That lies, in various senses (cf. Ly v.). Also Lying-dog. a. Horizontal, lying flat. b. Of parts of a mill: Stationary, not moving or working. c. Of a building: That has fallen down, collapsed. d. Of money: Uninvested, lying at call. e. Of snow: Lying, remaining unmelted. f. Pending.
a. Thrie lying barrells, ane standing bowie; 1630 Bamff Chart. 223.
Ane irne braice with drawing raxes, … ane pair of lying raxis; 1651 Edinb. Test. LXV. 140 b.
4 lying presses … 1 standing press; 1673 Leith Customs 7.
b. The walls, rooff, doors, windowes, and lyeing gear of the two milns and kills; 1692 Conv. Burghs IV. 619.
c. [A tack] of the thrie wast & lyeing tenement of housses some tymes pocest be Robert Gaa; 1687 Galloway P. 9 April.
d. Better a laying hen nor a lyin crown; Ferg. Prov. (1641) No. 208.
Of lying money in his hous xl li.; 1627 Edinb. Test. LIV. 76.
1674 Cunningham Diary 45.
e. The vnseasonable weather and the lying storme; 1631 Bk. Carlaverock II. 45.
f. Their long lying appeals before God, crying for justice, are called; Durham Comm. Rev. 731.
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