Scot a bill or reckoning

Word Origin for lawin

C16: from Old Norse lag market price
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Examples from the Web for lawin

Historical Examples of lawin

  • Jenny: Did ony woman ever hear the like o' that—ye mean the lawin', man!

    Scotch Wit and Humor

    W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe

  • Taxes wuz high 'nuff, an money wuz dretful skurce, an thar wuz lots o' lawin an suein o' poor folks.

  • Fair fa' the wife, and weel may she spin, that counts aye the lawin' wi' a pint to come in.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • We're no blate at askin' the lawin', although some folk are unco' slow at payin' o't. It's just four-and-six.

    Scotch Wit and Humor

    W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe

  • Gin ye sup tasty kail wi' him in the forenicht, he aye caa's roond wi' the lawin' i' the mornin'!