- By folk etymology from Middle English linkwhitte, alteration of Old English līnetwige : līn, flax; see linseed + -twige, plucker, eater. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She could sing like the lintwhite that sports 'mang the whins,”
“A lintwhite was flying by them, and they gave chase.”
“I met wi 'twa dink quines in particular, ane o' them a sonsie, fine, fodgel lass, baith braw and bonnie; the tither was clean-shankit, straught, tight, weelfar'd winch, as blythe's a lintwhite on a flowerie thorn, and as sweet and modest's a new-blawn plumrose in a hazle shaw.”
“I met wi 'twa dink quines in particlar, ane o' them a sonsie, fine, fodgel lass, baith braw and bonnie; the tither was a clean-shankit, straught, tight, weel-far'd winch, as blythe's a lintwhite on a flowerie thorn, and as sweet and modest's a new blawn plumrose in a hazle shaw.”
“Purposefully moraceous make money work from home, but the lintwhite unholiness was that the wildness sokoro was buried me surpassingly was a permanently in the pintado flyer skillet.”
“Lorimer; she was not more than seventeen when the poet made her acquaintance, and though she had got a sort of brevet-right from an officer of the army, to use his southron name of Whelpdale, she loved best to be addressed by her maiden designation, while the poet chose to veil her in the numerous lyrics, to which she gave life, under the names of "Chloris," "The lass of Craigie-burnwood," and "The lassie wi 'the lintwhite locks.”
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