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  • It was thocht expedient that a cunze should be erected, that everie Noble man should cunzie his silver work to supplie the present necessitie; and thairthrow

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Bean Lean being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, to hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding dovering hame (wi 'the malt rather abune the meal), and with the help of his gillies he gat him into the hills with the speed of light, and the first place he wakened in was the cove of

    The Waverley

  • Bean Lean, being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, to hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding dovering hame (wi 'the malt rather abune the meal), and with the help of his gillies he gat him into the hills with the speed of light, and the first place he wakened in was the cove of Uaimh an

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • Now, Donald Bean Lean, being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, to hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding DOVERING hame (wi 'the malt rather abune the meal), and with the help of his gillies he gat him into the hills with the speed of light, and the first place he wakened in was the cove of Uaimh an Ri.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • Now, Donald Bean Lean, being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, to hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding dovering hame (wi 'the malt rather abune the meal), and with the help of his gillies he gat him into the hills with the speed of light, and the first place he wakened in was the cove of Uaimh an Ri.

    Waverley

  • "Donald Bean Lean, being aware that the bridegroom was in request, and wanting to cleik the cunzie (that is, hook the siller), he cannily carried off Gilliewhackit ae night when he was riding

    The Proverbs of Scotland

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  • Good grief, c_b. Would you like a lozenge?

    September 11, 2008

  • OED: "Also cun-, cuin-, -e, -ee, -ey, -he, -ie, -ye, -yee, -yie; cone, -ie, counye, cownye, cwnyhe, coynyhe, coinie, coignie."

    (Hmm... looks like that -ie ending is a bit older than some people might have thought...)

    OED:
    1. = COIN n. 1 or 2: Corner or corner-stone.
    2. A coining-house, a mint; = COIN n. 4. Obs.
    3. Coin, money; = COIN n. 6.
    4. Comb. cunye-house, coining-house, mint.

    September 10, 2008