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

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

(Thouchtines,) Thoghtiness, n. [Tho(u)cht n.] Disposition to think deeply or brood; melancholy. — 1671 Nimmo Narr. 4.
My father … was resolved to use authoretie quhich was not pleasing to me & increassed my thoghtines

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