- a hen desirous of sitting to hatch her eggs. N.
A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. Francis Grose. 1790.
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Barony and Castle of Giffen — The Barony of Giffen and its associated 15th century castle were in the parish of Beith in the former District of Cunninghame, now North Ayrshire. The site may be spelled Giffen or Giffin and lay within the Lordship of Giffin, which included the… … Wikipedia