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

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Sounding, vbl. n.2 [? Sound adj. Cf. SND Suppl.] The state or condition of being moist. — If the land be hard being wate plowed and having gotten no frost to soften it … you must either wait upon a shower or sow it in the sounding, as they call it, that is to say, before it be fully dry; Belhaven Rudiments 27.

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