Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SKILDERIN, n. Also -en. A smooth glazed surface (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1914 Angus Gl.), freq. used of enamel (Sh. 1970). Sh. 1900  Shetland News (9 June):
No muckle mair yet as gotten da skildrin brokken.

[Vbl.n. deriv. from Norw. dial. skjøldra, a breast-plate, armour plating, skjold, a shield, a covering layer.]

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