Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DAISING, n. “A disease of sheep, called also Pining and Vanquish” (Sc. 1825 Jam.2). Sc. 1807 Trans. Highl. Soc. III. 404:
Daising or Vanquish. This disease . . . is . . . most severe upon young sheep.

[See note to above and cf. obs. and rare 16th cent. Eng. dazy, the “gid” or “sturdy,” a disease of sheep and young cattle (N.E.D.), from Eng. daze, dazy.]

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