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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gartling, -lyn, n. [Var. of Girtling, Greitling.] The 'great line' used in deep-sea fishing for cod, ling, etc. Also attrib. with bait (boat). — 1567 Edinb. Test. I. 31 b.
The half of ane gartling bait with all hir ornamentis
1577 Ib. V. 102.
xvij new nettis and sevin auld nettis, … foure gartlingis, price of the pece … x ls.
1584 Ib. XIV. 56 b.
Ten hering nettis, … tua gartlynis

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