1) As an adjective, crowded, busy or engaged.

1620 all throng in work for tearmers [sic] going downe, Brandsby

1677 being very throng that day below some went into that false-floore, Northowram

1705 the house being very throng with guests, West Riding

1774 to York on foot, the City was very throng. Occasionally it may have implied ‘too busy' : 1704 We are very Throng about setting the Engine in the Colliery, Masham.

dates 1620 1677 1704 1705 1774

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