Words and Phrases
handlin

“handlin”

Meaning:

a whole carry-on; a commotion; set of events

Alternative spelling/meaning:

hannlin; hanlin

In Literature:

Excerpt from Weel Warned by Wilson Burgess

Poor man haes baen hum’led bae weemin,
frae thir hanlins haes niver baen free

Excerpt from The Runaway (A Sequel to 'Sarah Ann') by William Forbes Marshall

Boys ye niver seen sichin a han’lin’,
I wos thunnersthruck watchin’ the birl


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