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Havining, Heavining, vbl. n. Also: havineng, hawynnyng, haivin-, havening; hevyning, hevinning, heavin-, heavening, heavinnyng; hewening. [f. Havin n.] a. Harbouring; attrib. With place, port, silver. b. A haven.a. (1) 1535 Stewart 38619.
Ane hevyning place tha fand
1580 Dundee Chart. No. 71.
Within the rever of Tay, raidis and heavinnyng places thairof
1594 Hume 157.
This is a port or hauening place
1596 Dalr. I. 8/26.
Sey portes and haiuining places
a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI 221.
The heavening port where he should have tayne schipping
1621 Acts IV. 658/2.
The sey poirtis and havening places of Eymouth and Coldinghame
fig. 1562-3 Winȝet II. 17/14. Ib. 53/29.
I hid me self in the heuinning place of religioun
(2) 1598 Acts IV. 162/2.
To … uplift … all heavening siluer
1611 Reg. Great S. 223/2.
Cum custumis, lie heavening silver, … et aliis
b. c1400 Troy-bk. i. 211.
Quhar thai thar shype gert ... [Be] herbreyt ... in hawynnyng gud
1588 Cath. Tr. 205.
Throwchout all the costes and heweninges of Scotland

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