Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
AUCHTSOME, n., used also attrib. A company of eight persons; a dance in which eight persons take part.
Bnff. 1932 2 :
The auchtsome reel's a capital dance, an' it's comin' into fashion again. Id. 1932:
There wiz fower strappin' young chiels an' fower sonsy dames; they made a gran' auchtsome. Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr Duguid 224:
I ken she had an auchtsome or a ninesome family.
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