Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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STAND, n.2 Also staun. A tub, barrel or cask set upright to contain water, ale, meal, salted beef or the like (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Per. 1971). Obs. exc. dial. in Eng. Combs. beef-stand, water-stand (Ib.). Mry. 1708  E. D. Dunbar Social Life (1865) 212:
Five puncheons, and a waterstand.
Sc. 1728  Clerk of Penicuik MSS.:
A bathing stand cannot be got into any of the rooms for the narrounes of the doors.
Slg. 1757  Session Papers, Wallace v. Morrison, State of Process (18 Nov.) 46:
Taking steep-burn in stands out of it.
Ags. 1765  Trail of K. Nairn 105:
She followed her mistress up stairs, wanting some beef out of the beef-stand.
Nai. 1828  W. Gordon Poems 49:
In staves my stauns he brak them down, And set my wort a sailing.

[O.Sc. stand, id., 1489, early Mid.Eng. stonde, cf. L.Ger. stande, id., from stand-.]

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