Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FLATCHIE, n. Also flatsi (Jak.). A shake-down bed, esp. one of straw on a threshingfloor (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Sh. 1951). Sh. 1951  New Shetlander No. 29. 34:
After supper these young women proceeded to the barn where beds had been made down — called “Da flatchie.”

[Phs. a curtailed form of Norw. dial. flatseng, O.N. flatsœng, idem, or simply a specialised use of flatchie, s.v. Flatch, n.]

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