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Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

orling (plural orlings)

  1. (in northern English dialects) A stunted child.[1][2]

Etymology 2Edit

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orling (plural orlings)

  1. (chiefly technical, usually as plural) A tooth of a comb.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 James Orchard Halliwell (1847), “ORLING”, in A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century. [...] In Two Volumes (in English), volume II (J–Z), London: John Russell Smith, [], OCLC 1008510154, page 591, column 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English (containing words from the English writers previous to the nineteenth century which are no longer in use, or are not used in the same sense, and words which are now used only in the provincial dialects), by Thomas Wright (Esq., M.A., F.S.A., H.M.R.S.L., &c., CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE), 1857 (page 713)

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