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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HENT, v.1 Also hynt(e). To grasp, lay hold of, lift (up). Only in liter. use. Pa.t. and pa.p. hint, hynt (Sc. 1710 T. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis, hint).Sc. 1802 Scott Minstrelsy 133:
The Red Rowan has hente him up, The starkest man in Teviotdale.
Sc. 1808 Jam.:
He hent it in his hand.
Dmf. 1810 R. Cromek Remains 227:
Hynte me in thy arm, for I am weary!
Ags. 1823 Scots Mag. (July) 30:
Whene'er this queer and comic lass But hinted up her keeking glass, They throng'd in bouracks at her ca'.

[O.Sc. hint, from 1375, hent, from 1550, to seize, grasp; O.E. henten, id.]

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