Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WACHT, num. adj. s.Sc. form of Aucht, eight. Used as ordinal in quot. See Aucht, adj.1, adj.2, P.L.D. § 105.1. and W, letter, 3. (1). Slk. 1788  J. Russell Yarrow (1894) 159:
The Ettrick Shepherd remembered him giving out the “wachty-wacht Psalm.”

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