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Fireslacht, Fy(i)rslaucht, n. Also: fyres(c)lacht, -slauch. [ME. fire slaght (a 1300), f. ME. slaȝt, slaht, OE. sleaht stroke (cf. léᵹet-slæht, -sleht, lightning).] = Fireflaucht. Fyrschacht, -schauchte, in Leg. S. iii. 223, vi. 371, are presumably miswritings for -sclacht, -sclauchte. Thar come a licht fra the hewyne, As it a fyre-sclacht had bene; Leg. S. iii. 773.
Thonyre flaw doun & fyr-slacht; Ib. xiii. 179.
Off fyrslaucht fell brynt all away The fyrst lettyr off his state; Wynt. iv. 2338.
Gif the fyreslauch … To fley our myndis invane makis noys and din; Doug. iv. v. 67.
Oft tymes ve vil see fyir slaucht, quhou be it ther be na thondir harde; Compl. 60/4.

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