Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
THERECKLY, adv. Also therectly. A corrupt form of Eng. directly (Kcb., s.Sc. 1972). Also in n.Eng. dial. [ðə′rɛkle]
Kcb. 1877 “Saxon” Gall. Gossip 175:
They're gaun tae dee thereckly. Kcb. 1897 J. Morrison Miss McGraw 57:
My misses sent me to say ye were to come along therectly. Rxb. 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes 15:
Thereckly, as a hechult up that teedisome brae.
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