Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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SOUND, adj., v.2 Add to IV. 2. To become smooth; of ground: to subside, consolidate, dry out after rain. Cf. Eng. dial. sound, dry in the subsoil. e.Lth. 1699  Countrey-Man's Rudiments 27:
If the Land be hard being wate plowed and having gotten no Frost to soften it, in that case you must either wait upon a shower or sow it in the sounding, as they call it, that is to say, before it be fully dry.

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