Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KEECHAN, n. Also keechin (Jam.), kechan. Variants of Caochan, q.v. [′kiən, ′kɛ-]

1. A rivulet (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 93).

2. In distilling: the liquor after it has been drawn from the draff or grains, and fermented, before going through the still (Fif. 1825 Jam.; Per. 1902 E.D.D.). Used in quot. as if = yeast. Cf. Skeechan. Rnf. a.1813  A. Wilson Poems (1844) 196:
Some oxtering pocks o' silken ware, Some lapfus hov't like kechan.

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"Keechan n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jan 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/keechan>

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