Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BESHACHT, BESHAUCHT, pa.p. (with adv. force). [bə′ʃɑxt]

1. “Not straight, distorted” (Ags. 1808 Jam.). Ags. 1929 1 :
That window-blind's hingin' a' beshaucht.

2. “Torn, tattered; often including the idea of dirtiness” (Per. 1808 Jam. s.v. beshacht).

[Be, pref., 2 + Shacht, pa.p. of Shach, q.v., to distort.]

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