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Literary usage of Hidlins
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"HIDDY-GIDDY, hither and thither, topsy-turvy. (Obs.) hidlins, secretly, clandestinely, applied to anything done by stealth. ..."
2. Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises by William Cushing (1888)
"Willy o" the hidlins. An English self-taught mathematician; b. at Boulton, near Appleby, in Westmoreland ; was for a time a farmer at Hollins, ..."
3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"... to a person or thing that, having gone astray or been lost, has been •ought for, found, and brought back to its place or owner. hidlins, adj. and ado. ..."