Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KENDLIN, n. A young person. Erron. read as hindling and keulin (see Jam. s.v.). Abd. 1739 Caled. Mag. (1788) 501:
A Chiel came wi' a feugh, Box'd him on's arse wi' a bauld brattle, Till a' the kendlins leugh At him that day.

[O.Sc. has kenling, 1563, Mid.Eng. kyndlyng, a brood, a progeny, a young animal, vbl.n. from kindle, to bring forth young.]

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