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- v. To intrust; trust to (someone/something).
- v. To trust; to expect; to depend or rely (on).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To intrust.
- To trust; rely or depend: with to or on: as, do not lippen to him; I was lippening on you.
Then truth surely shall be tint, and none shall lippen to other;
So, I knowing the people to pe unchancy, and not to lippen to, and hearing a pibroch in the wood, I pegan to pid my lads look to their flints, and then —
I jaloused him, sir, no to be the friend to government he pretends: the family are not to lippen to.
"I winna gar ye sweir, for I wad lippen to yer aith no a hair."
"She has naebody, ye ken, my lord, 'at ye wad like to lippen her wi'."
_ A generic term for several containing vessels, as _bee-lippen_, _lie-lip_, _seed-lip_,
Na, I had far rather Tib Mumps kennd which way I was gaun than herthough Tibs no muckle to lippen to neither, and I would advise ye on no account to stay in the house a night.
When James Guthrie was lying ill and like to die, he called in his man, James Cowie, to read in the Epistle to the Romans to him, and when Cowie came to these words, 'I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy,' his master burst into tears, and said, 'James, I have nothing but that to lippen to.'
The intimacy and tenderness of the minister and his man went on deeper and grew closer, till at the end we find Cowie reading to him at his own request the Epistle to the Romans, and when the reader came to the passage, 'I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy,' the listener burst into tears, and exclaimed, 'James, James, halt there, for I have nothing but that to lippen to.'
"I would lippen to Eli's word-ay, if it was the Chevalier, or Appin himsel '," he added.
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