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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Din, a. Also: dine, dinn(e, dyn. [Variant of Dun a.] Of a dull or dingy colour. 1513 Doug. viii. ix. 26 (R).
Ane dyn lyoun skyn with nalis of gold
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxviii. 122.
Thair gownis scant to schaw thair skin Suppois it be that oft full dine [Q. dun]
1586 Calderwood IV. 489.
A dinne hummill kow
1589 Digest Justiciary Proc. M. 4.
The slauchter & striking of ane din ȝallow hors
1618 Annandale Corr. 277.
The subsherife and his baleefes … hes takin away ane din nage
1619 Black Bk. Taymouth 441.
He brocht … thre kye, ane … brandit. ane vther blak, the thrid wes dyn
1665 Grant Chart. 347.
The dinn pouny
a1578 Pitsc. (1728) 117.
They … brought him forth of the field on a din hackney

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