Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

LANGLINS, adv. [′lɑŋlɪnz]

1. Lengthwise (Sh., ne.Sc. 1960). Used as prep. in quot. = along.Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore (S.T.S.) 65:
Whan she her loof had looked back an' fore, An' drew her finger langlins ilka score.

2. In a slow, long-drawn-out manner.Rnf. 1835 D. Webster Rhymes 145:
Ye fiddlers a' your mutes put on, . . . And langlins mak your notes to groan Wi' waefu' screed.

[Lang, + adv. suff. -Lins. O.Sc. langlines, prep., along, a.1578.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Langlins adv.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 Jul 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: