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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Kink, v. [Cf. e.m.E. chink (1589) and Du. and EFris. kinken.] intr. To produce a ringing sound, by striking a metal object upon another. — 1596 Elgin Rec. II. 45.
That scho kinkit with ane key in hir hand thryis upon the cruik in the kitchie

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