Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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PAND, n. Also pan; pawn; paund. [pɑn(d), pn] A flounce or frill draping the legs of a bed and, in earlier times, also the canopy above it, a valance (Sc. 1818 Sawers Dict., pawn; w.Sc. 1880 Jam., pan; Per., Fif., Lth., Ayr. 1915–26 Wilson). Gen.Sc. Also bed-pand, curtain-pand, id. Sc. 1703  Ho. Bk. Lady G. Baillie (S.H.S.) 170:
For drawing the pand of the white bed . . . ¥0 18 0.
Ork. 1710  P. Ork. A.S. XII. 57:
Ane sewed Cuttout Tolett upon Caligoe with ane bedd pand of the same. . . . Fyfteen pices of blew sewed stuff for pands to a bedd with three unsewed.
Edb. 1726  Edb. Ev. Courant (25 Jan.):
To be sold a fine white Fustian sewed Bed viz. four Curtains, with upper and under Pands, split new.
Sc. 1734  J. Spotiswood Hope's Practicks 540:
A Pair of the best Curtains, with the Pand thereof.
Sc. 1756  M. Calderwood Journal (M.C.) 139:
A lum, in the form of the cat-and-clay lums in the country houses of timber, and commonly a muslin or point ruffled pawn round it.
e.Lth. 1808  Foord Acct. Bk. MS. 55:
To nailing paunds and roofs on a bed.
Sc. 1819  Scott Bride of Lamm. xxvi.:
Beds of state, twilts, pands and testors, napery and broidered wark.
Ags. 1894  J. B. Salmond B. Bowden (1922) 123:
The auld skranky legs o' 'im juist lookit like a pair o' roosty taings stickin' oot aneth the bed-pand.
Arg. 1912  N. Munro Fancy Farm xviii.:
They would fly . . . when they saw her coming, to put fresh pawns on the bed.
Lnk. 1926  W. Queen We're a' Coortin' 22:
A Scottish set-in bed complete with hangings, pawns, pillows, bedmat.
ne.Sc. 1930  Bothy Songs (Ord) 248:
In below the curtain pan The foot appeared of a stranger.

[O.Sc. pandis, valances, 1561, ppl.adj. pandit, furnished with a valance, 1578, appar. from O.Fr. pandre, Latin pendere, to hang, but there may be some influence from O.Fr. pan, Eng. pane, a piece of cloth, counterpane.]

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