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Hawkit, Halkit, Hak(k)it, a. Also: hawket; halkit, -ed; hackit, haket, -ed. [Of obscure origin. Also in 17th cent. Eng. as hawked.] Of cattle: having white spots or streaks. (a) He maid a hundreth nolt all hawkit Beneth him with a spowt; Dunb. xxxiii. 104.
Ane blak hawket ox; 1520 Alloway Ct. Bk. (MS.) 23 Oct.
(b) Hogy … With the halkit hoglyn; Colk. Sow 230.
Ane halkit quoy of tua ȝeir auld; 1577 Edinb. Test. V. 295 b.
Tua oxin brandit, halkit; 1578 Ib. VI. 77 b.
Of the quhilk kay thair is twa of them halkit and bellit; 1628 Dumfries Test. I a. 165 b.
Twa halked ky; 1662 Highland P. III. 4.
The pryce of ane read halked ox; 1687 Elgin Hornings VI. 129 b.
(c) ix oxin … , ane dwue hackit, … ane barit blak backit; 1563 Prot. Bk. J. Drummond 30.
Ane hakkit cow and calf; 1575 Edinb. Test. III. 376 b.
Ane blak haket kow; 1576 Ib. IV. 113.
He leuis … to … his oyis … the hakit cow; 1597 Ib. XXXI. 94.
[The price of] ane hackit kow; 1663 Melrose Reg. Rec. II. 84.
The cow … was a haked black brownish collour; 1694 Lanark Presb. 121.

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