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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FORELINS, adv., adj. Forward(s), front, face foremost (ne.Sc. 1953).Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 52:
The forelins race did her sae hetly cadge, Her stammack had nae maughts sick meat to swage.
Abd.27 1953:
Traivellin three mile backlins an forelins til's wark for thirty 'ear.

[Orig. an adv., Fore-, 1. + -lin(g)s.]

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