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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Straucht way, Strecht way, Strait wayis, Straght wyse, Straicht away, adv. [Late ME and e.m.E. streyt weye (1461), strayght waye (1526), streyght wayes (c1530), streight away (1662); Straucht adj. and adv., and Way n., Wis(e n. and Away adv.] Directly; immediately, without delay. — 1540 Lynd. Sat. 4189.
I mon pas to the king of fary Or ellis strecht way till hell
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 4830.
To thame that deis in habit of ane freir, Rome hes … grantit full remissioun, To passe tyll hevin straucht way
1560 Rolland Seven S. 5600.
Sa to the dure he maid him straicht away
1570 Leslie 228.
The Inglismen discovering the vessellis on thair first setting furth frome Leith heavin, understuid strait wayis quhat the meaning was
1588 King Cat. 223.
Whairfor straght wyse thay heare the word of Christ

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