A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Haring, n. Also: hairing, harinng, -yng, -ein, -on. [Var. of Hering n. Cf. MDu., MLG. harinc, harink (Du. haring), and F. hareng. In the mod. dial. as hairin.] Herring. Also attrib. with net. — 1493 Halyb. 101.
Quhen he past to Handwarp to by his haryng Ib.
To lois his haryng 1547–8 Treas. Acc. IX. 146.
Item to Johnne Patersoun … to get haring to be send to Dumbar castell 1634 Wedderburn Gramm. 15.
Halex, an hairing 1692 Presb. Eloq. (ed. 2) 81.
Now he is shot, there lies the foul thief as dead as a haron 1657 Balfour Ann. III. 299.
The fishing of harinngs —attrib. 1535 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XV (J).
Ane harein nett 1583 St. A. Test. II. 21 b.
Thre harein nettis
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