Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of pearlin.
  • n. Alternative form of pearlings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A kind of lace of silk or thread.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But the pearlins abune her bree O. An 'she was adored but for her gold,

    The Laird o' Drum

  • "Eh me," said Mrs. Douglas, "when I mind all my bonny dyes, and my pearlins and ribbons, and high-heeled shoes, and my fan as long as your arm; and washes for my skin and cushions for my hair!"

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • There was brief space now for Nelly's buying pearlins and pinners, and sacques and mantles, and all a young matron's bravery, or for decorating

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

  • Then am I to suppose that these new pearlins are the cause of her sorrow?

    Scenes and Characters

  • “And muckle mair could I do,” said Tibb, “were it ony feasible house; but there will be neither pearlins to mend, nor pinners to busk up, in Elspeth Glendinning’s.”

    The Monastery

  • Scripture warrant for that — yet as high as ye haud him, as I was saying, I hae been serviceable to Rob ere now; — forbye a set o’ pearlins I sent yourself when ye was gaun to be married, and when Rob was an honest weel-doing drover, and nane o’ this unlawfu’ wark, wi’ fighting, and flashes, and fluff-gibs, disturbing the king’s peace and disarming his soldiers.”

    Rob Roy

  • "And muckle mair could I do," said Tibb, "were it ony feasible house; but there will be neither pearlins to mend, nor pinners to busk up, in

    The Monastery

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