Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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1. “To diffuse or disperse in a scanty and scattered way; often applied to seed-corn. This is said to be blander'd, when very thinly sown” (Fif. 1879 Jam.5).

Hence blandrin, vbl.n. (See quot.)   Ib.:
A scanty diffusion. “That ground has gotten a mere blandrin,” it has been starved in sowing. “A blandrin of hair on the head,” a few hairs here and there, when one is almost bald.

2. “To babble, to diffuse any report, such especially as tends to injure the character of another” (Sc. 1808 Jam.).

3. “It is sometimes used to denote the want of regard to truth in narration; a thing very common with tattlers” (n.Sc. Ib.).

[This word is given in D.O.S.T. with meaning 1 above and quot. dated 1694. Prob. of same origin as Blanda, supra, and Mod.Eng. bland.]

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