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

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Vagabo(u)nding, pres. p. and ppl. adj. [e.m.E. vagabo(u)nding (both a1586).] Wandering, straying; roaming like a vagabond. — 1611-57 Mure Dido & Æneas iii 27.
[Dido] vagabounding in ane heavy cace Through fields vnknowne
1632 Lithgow Trav. iii 111.
A vagabonding guest, transported here and there
1632 Lithgow Trav. iii 111.
Concerning vagabonding Greekes and their counterfeit testimonials
a1649 Drummond I 13/141.
I … On euery part my vagabounding sight Did cast

Vagabonding pres. p., ppl. adj.

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