- Scot a bill or reckoning
C16: from Old Norse lag market price
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Examples from the Web for lawin
Jenny: Did ony woman ever hear the like o' that—ye mean the lawin', man!
Taxes wuz high 'nuff, an money wuz dretful skurce, an thar wuz lots o' lawin an suein o' poor folks.The Duke of Stockbridge
Fair fa' the wife, and weel may she spin, that counts aye the lawin' wi' a pint to come in.The Proverbs of Scotland
We're no blate at askin' the lawin', although some folk are unco' slow at payin' o't. It's just four-and-six.
Gin ye sup tasty kail wi' him in the forenicht, he aye caa's roond wi' the lawin' i' the mornin'!The Men of the Moss-Hags
S. R. Crockett