from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of long-settle. See settle.
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Such was Grannie's arrangement of the seats, while to me, the visitor, was assigned the "lang-settle" on the other side of the fireplace.
And there was Owd Jerry set on the lang-settle anent me.
I'll mak up a bed for misen i 't' kitchen on t 'lang-settle. "