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Hal(l)and-schaiker, -schekker, Hallan(d)-shaker, n. [Halland,n.] A beggar who stands shaking the ‘hallan’; a sturdy beggar, a vagabond. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. xiv. 57.
Sic knavis and crakkaris, … Sic halland schekkaris [M. haland schaikaris], quhilk at Cowkelbyis gryce Ar haldin of pryce
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 743 (T).
Halland schaiker [v.r. shaker], drawcht raiker, bannok baiker

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