Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
FECKLY, adv. Also †fecklie, †fectlie. Mostly, for the most part; almost (ne.Sc., Ags. 1951). Also in n.Eng. dial. A superl. maist feckly is sometimes found.
Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 15:
The water fecklie on a level slade Wi little dinn. Edb. 1773 R. Fergusson Poems (1925) 87:
Auld age maist feckly glowrs right dour Upo' the ailings o' the poor. Ayr. 1786 Burns Inventory 29:
Three carts, an' twa are feckly new. Dmf. 1836 A. Cunningham Lord Roldan II. vii.:
The fowk were feckly black. Mry. 1873 J. Brown Round Table Club 321:
The kingdom o' Prooshia is feckly made up o' stowen whangs fae Polan' an' ither states. Knr. 1891 “H. Haliburton” Ochil Idylls 90:
Nae doot it's feckly wrang to lee. Bnff. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 41:
Men feckly see their neepers throwe their wives' specs.
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