Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FAIN, adj.2 Damp, not thoroughly dried; applied to “grain in the field when not fit for being taken in” (Rxb. 1825 Jam., 1923 Watson W.-B.).[A Variant of Thain, q.v. Cf. P.L.D. § 70.2.]
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