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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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INGIE, v. To hand the requisite threads in a loom to the weaver in making a pattern (Fif., Bwk., Ayr., s.Sc. 1958). Vbl.n. ingiein. Hence ingier, the one who does this (Fif., Bwk., s.Sc. 1958). [′ɪngi]Ags. 1909 A. Reid Kirriemuir 106:
The youth of the town was pressed into service as “in gi'ers,” the local technical term for guiding the threads of warp to the hook of the drawer.
Sc. 1934 Sc. Woollens (Oct.):
The boy in front — the “drawer” — put his hook through the correct eyelet and the boy at the back — the “in-gie'er” — puts a thread round the hook.
Slk. 1958:
He left the schuil tae gan tae the ingiein.

[In, adv. + Gie, v.1, B. 4. (3) (a). See Ingive.]

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