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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Carlich, a. Also: carlyche, -age, -ish. [ME. carlysche, karlisch (a 1240), f. Carl n.] Like or appropriate to a carle; rustic, rude. c1400 Troy-bk. i. 86.
Sen hym lykis erare to be Carlyche thane curtase
a1500 Colk. Sow ii. 18.
Innocentlie scho salust on hir kne This carlage man, this foirsaid Colkelbe
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 180/5.
Ydilnes is fule nyce, carlich, vnprovidit, … and vnsekire
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxii. 19.
The pyet … can nevir the corchat cleif For harsknes of hir carlich throt
1595 Duncan Appendix.
Asper, rough, sharpe, carlish

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