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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
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Titling, -ene, n. [ME and e.m.E. titlyng (1387-8) small stockfish, (1552) a small bird, Norw. dial. titling any small bird or fish, (SND, s.v. Titlin n.). Also in the later dial.] a. A small bird, the meadow pipit. b. Small stockfish. —a. 1549 Compl. 39/16.
The titlene follouit the goilk
1604-31 Craig i 31.
The titling doth attend the cucko late and aire
a1646 Wedderburn Voc. (1709) 11.
Curruca, the titling
1684 Sibbald Scot. Illustr. iii 22.
Titlinga, titling, or moss-cheeper
b. 1612 Bk. Rates (Halyb.) 304.
Fishes called … stockfish—titling the hundreth iiii li.

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