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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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EASTLINS, adv. Also easlins (Bnff.2 1942). Eastward (Sh.10 1948).Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 54:
Ay hading eastlins, as the ground did fa', An' frae the height, strove ay to had awa'.
Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry Storm'd 11:
The tane atween Kinghorn and Crail Eastlins frae town to town gaed preachin'.
Gsw. 1877 A. G. Murdoch Laird's Lykewake 28:
I'll try your win' a bittock eastlin's.
Abd.15 1949:
I furld him easlins aboot.
Sc. 1983 John McDonald in Joy Hendry Chapman 37 45:
He gangs eastlins
doun the derkened street-
the bowf o's hoast-
the shauchlin o's feet.

[East + adv. suff. -lings.]

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