Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
COLLIESHANGIE, Colly-, Colie-, Colli-, cully-, Cally-, Colleshangee, Cullieshang, n. and. v. The forms collieshang (Kcb.4 c.1900) and colasheen (Ork. 1880 Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 104) are also found. Callyshangie is given by Mry.5 (1928). [kɔl′ʃɑŋi Sc., but Ork. + kɔlə′ʃin, Mry. + kal′ʃɑŋi, Abd., Ags. + kʌl′ʃɑŋi; kɔl′ʃɑŋ Kcb.; kʌl′ʃɑŋ Rxb.]
(1) A noisy dispute, an uproar, row, disturbance. Gen.Sc.
Mry. 1873 J. Brown Round Table Club 92:
There's nae collieshangie aboot cerimonies an' pints o' kirk government there. Abd. 1737 W. Meston Old Mother Grim's Tales 45–46:
Sitting too long by the Barrel, MacBane and Donald Dow did quarrel, And in a colleshangee landed. Ags. 1826 A. Balfour Highland Mary I. xi.:
Wadna' you lookit right blate an' that cullyshangie had happened at the pier? Rxb. 1808 A. Scott Poems 135:
Cullieshangs 'tween man an' wife Happen whyles for want o' siller.
(2) A dog-fight (Bnff.2 1937; Peb. 1910 (per Ayr.1)).
Ayr. 1913 J. Service Memorables R. Cummell vii.:
There was a collyshangie ae day amang a wheen dowgs. Dmf. 1891 J. Brown Hist. of Sanquhar viii.:
The collies, to keep them company, take to barking, the result being many a “collieshangie,” in which . . . a good deal of worrying takes place.
(3) Talk, consultation, animated or gossiping conversation, with no idea of conflict implied.
I hid a lang collyshangie wi' him. Abd. 1928 N. Shepherd Quarry Wood xv.:
They made no steer when they gathered for a collieshangie at a dyke corner. Ags.(D) 1892 Brechin Advertiser (6 Dec.) 3/5:
We'll juist stap ower to the fit o' the Cairn o' Mount, an' haud a colieshangie wi' Sir John Forbes.
†2. v. To wrangle; fight.
Fif. 1894 A. S. Robertson Provost o' Glendookie 94:
Come oot o' that. Ye needna think to collishangie wi' me.
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