A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
(Schinnie,) Shinnie, Shinny, Shinye, Schynnie, n. [Obscure. Cf. Gael. sìnteag a skip, a pace, later Sc. shinty (1769) the game, (1773) the stick, 18th c. Eng. shinney (1794) the stick.] A game played with a stick curved at one end like a hockey stick and used for striking a ball, also, the stick itself. —
That nane be fund castand stanes within the kirkis or kirk ȝardes, or playing at futeball, goff, carrik or schynnie; 1589 Glasgow Kirk S. 16 Oct.
The bairnes of France have the excercise of the tap, the pery, the cleking, and (instead of our gouf, which they know not) they have shinyes; 1665–7 Lauder Jrnl. 125.
He … did transub Himself to ball, the Parliament to club, Which will him holl when right teased at ane blow Or els Sir Patrick will be the shinnie goe; c1690 Bk. Pasquils 181.
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