A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Curling, vbl. n. [? f. curl v. (recorded 1715).] The game of curling on the ice. Also attrib. with stone. — His allay bowles, and curling stones; Adamson Muses Thren. Inv. p. x.
He went and acquainted Harden with it, as he was playing at the cu rling; (1684) Fountainhall I. 328.
Copinsha … in which … are to be found in great plentie excellent stones for the game called curling; 1693 Wallace Orkney 10.
That at the curling on the ize he did say ‘The devil tak him if he get that shot’; 1694 Monteith Glen cairn Parish 43.

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