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BRICHT, adj. Gen.Sc. form of Eng. bright. [brɪçt, brçt] Sc. 1910  L. M. Watt In Poets' Corner 123:
O bricht's the day i' the Sea-toun, Whaur the waves gae saft an' sweet.

Hence brichtsome, adj. Sc. 1911  A. D. Stewart Heather and Peat i.:
It looks sae peacefu', and yet sae brichtsome — like as my life was until a towmond syne.

[O.Sc. bricht, brycht, n., adj., adv. Brichtsome is not recorded in D.O.S.T.; it appears in N.E.D. (1538) but is now arch. in Eng.]

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