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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
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Swingling stok, n. Also: suinglin-. [Late ME and (north.) e.m.E. swyngelyng stocke (c1462), swinglinge stocke (1583). Also in the later dial.] A board used in dressing flax. — 1659 Craven Ch. in Orkney II 198.
2 swingling stoks, 2 rak stokes
1689 Haigs of Bemersyde 479.
Half ane stane of heckis, rokis, spindillis, svinglinstokis, svinglentis, vinddillis

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