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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).
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(Unstraucht,) Unstra(i)ght, Wnstraight, adj. [Straucht adj.] Unstraightforward, devious, untrue or not on the true path. — 1650 Rec. Kirk Scotl. 604.
The tretty was continewed after the Lord had cleirlie discovered the Kings unstraight [Balfour Ann. IV 143, wnstraight] dealling
1650 Nicoll Diary 39.
Ther wer four soirt of airmeyis heir, as sum of the ministrie gaif thame out, viz. the unstraght royall airmy … quha foght for the King … the holie airmy … the malignant airmy, quha also pretendit for the king [etc.]
1671 McWard True Nonconf. 122.
The church-policie … only holdeth out indirect, unstraight and ambiguous rules, applicable to any forme
c1680 W. Row Blair 245.
The unstraight dealings … with the king

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