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

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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Faucht, Fa(u)ght, n. [Var. of Fecht n., prob. by assimilation to the p.t. of Fecht v.] A fight. 1535 Stewart 2869.
Fell wes the faucht, and rycht strang wes the stour
Ib. 24603.
Wes neuir sene … Ane feller faucht
a1605 Birrel Diary 47.
Ane tumult or faucht in the border
1644 Baillie II. 233.
In the faught not ten were killed
1652 Nicoll Diary 102.
Terrible faghtis and combatis

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