Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CAIK, KAIK, n. “A stitch, a sharp pain in the side” (Rxb. 1802 J. Sibbald Chron. Sc. Poetry, Gloss.). Rxb.(D) 1925  E. C. Smith Mang Howes an Knowes 2:
A tuik the kaik, an turnt keindih pechlt.

[Cf. Eng. dial. keck, to twist to one side; a sprain (E.D.D.).]

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