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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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INLAND, n., adv. Also inlan'. Sc. usages:

I. n. An inner part of a block of buildings lying between a front and back wing and gen. forming one side of a courtyard. See Land.Abd. 1710 Burgh Rec. Abd. (1872) 339:
He had purchased a tenement of inland, with the closs and pertinents lying in the Shipraw of this burghe.
Abd. 1767 Abd. Journal (23 Feb.):
These Tenements of Foreland, Inland and Backland, lying upon the South-side of the Castlestreet of Aberdeen, commonly called Marishalls Lodging.
Sc. 1777 Caled. Mercury (Aug.) 13:
All and whole that Tenement of Fore and In-land, with the Fore-shop, Close, Office-Houses, and whole Pertinents.

II. adv. Of a boat at sea: near the shore, along the coast (ne.Sc. 1958).Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 94:
The sky iz gey cankert-leukin'; we'll keep inlan'.

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"Inland n., adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Jan 2023 <>



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