A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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Luf(e)-, Luif-blenk, n. Also: love-blink. [Blenk n., Blink n.] A look of love, a loving glance. c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 111.
The luf-blenkis of that bogill fra his blerde ene Ib. 228.
I cast on him a crabbit e … And lettis it is a luf-blenk [M. luif blenk] 1535 Stewart 55917.
Scho … this ȝoung man did persew First with luif blenkis 1630 Rutherford Christ & Doves 9.
She cannot hold up her face or let one love-blink on Christ 1636 Id. Lett. (1891) 153.
If all Scotland knew the feasts and love-blinks and visits that the prelates have sent unto me Ib. (1862) I. 155.
My bridegroom's love-blinks fatten my weary soul 1649 Sel. Biog. I. 389.
Lord, for one of thy love-blinks
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