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FORJESKIT, ppl.adj. Also -et; -jaskit (Sh.). Exhausted, worn out, broken down (Sh., ne.Sc., Ags., Fif., m.Lth., Peb. 1953). Lnk. c.1779  D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 97:
The lads swore I should not go with them, for I was a forjesket like fellow.
Ayr. 1786  Burns 2nd Ep. to J. Lapraik ii.:
Forjeskit sair, with weary legs.
Ags. 1815  G. Beattie Poems (1882) 182:
The fiend, forjeskit, tried to 'scape.
Fif. 1823  W. Tennant Card. Beaton 114:
Here hae we travelt up to this town, . . . nae little forjeskit.
Abd. 1887  Bon-Accord (14 May) 9:
I've been awful forjaskit gaun aboot fae ae market till anither.
Kcb. 1897  T. Murray Poems 43:
Batty followed, sair forjeskit, Scarce could wield his draggled tail.
m.Sc. 1917  J. Buchan Poems 53:
But luve's the fire that keeps him gaun, Ilk puir forjaskit weariet man.

[For-, 1. (2) + Jaskit, q.v.]

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"Forjeskit ppl. adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Jun 2018 <>



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