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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Haik, n.2 Also: haick, hayik- [Var. of Hek n. In the mod. dialect as haik and hake.] = Hek n. a. A rack for cattle- or horse-fodder. b. A frame for drying or catching fish. c. A wooden frame for drying cheeses. a. 1551 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 158.
That all maner of stabillaris … haue thair stabillis weill and sufficientlie furnist with haik and maynger, [etc.]
1565 Prot. Bk. J. Scott 26.
Ane hayik and ane mainger ennow the ȝeittis
1616 Reg. Privy C. X. 684.
That thay designne barnis to be stabillis, and caus haikis and mangeiris to be sett up in thame
1618 M. Works Acc. XV. ii. 21 b.
Making of a sled, hors stallis, feitt to haikes, maissones muldis [etc.]
1636 Kirkcaldy Presb. 102.
Item, for two dealls to be ane maunger, 18 sh. Item for ane trie to be ane haik, 15 sh.
1658 R. Moray Lett. 12/21 Jan.
Those that love to haue people's heads tyed to the haik, but when you would deal with me, pray, take the skowpes as I do
b. 1609 Conv. Burghs II. 282.
Restraynning … of vnfremen, packeris of hering and fische in the haikis and Randersoun heawin
1687 Reg. Privy C. 3rd Ser. XIII. 131.
Mr Alexander did proteste against the illeagality of the said salmond fishing and ther not observing the dew distance of their haicks
c. 1689 Brechin Test. VII. 211 b.
Item a cheese haik xj s.

d. A toothed contrivance on a spinning-wheel for guiding the spun thread on to the reel. Cf. Hak n.2  1502 Dunferm. B. Rec. 123.
The vrangvis withthaldin of … ane haik, ane quheill and j par of kardis, j par of kamys, … ane schotill [etc.]
1624 Edinb. B. Rec. VI. 259.
Nyne small quheilles with the spynnelles and haiks thairof

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