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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Joning, -yng, vbl. n. [Cf. Joining and Juning.] a. concr. A joining, fastening, joint. b. The joining of a battle, engagement, encounter. Also attrib. with place. —a. 1513 Doug. ii. viii. 46.
We pyke … Round al about quhar the jonyngis war worn, Reddy to fall
b. Ib. x. viii. 46.
Quhen that Pallas saw hym cum sa neir, … Formast he bownys to the jonyng place
1533 Boece iv. xvi. 152.
We that ar douchty men … sall to liberte deliuer oure self at the first ionyng
Ib. ix. ix. 308.
Quhen aduersaris war in array ordorit … and the trumpet blawing to the jonyng

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