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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XII).

Wa(u)chting, vbl. n.1 Also: wa(u)ghting. [Wa(u)cht v.] Drinking alcohol (to excess). 1533 Boece 415a.
He institute wauchting of diuers sortis of wynis and vthir drinkis
1533 Boece 415a.
Voracite and wachting
1596 Bk. Univ. Kirk III 874.
[Excessive] drinking, waghting, and gluttony
1597 Misc. Spald. C. II lxi n.
At euin, nathing bot wauchting
1633 Aberd. B. Rec. III 54.
The act … againis wachting, and scoalling, and superfluous banqueting
a1651 Calderwood VI 100.
They passed over the tyme with drinking and waughting

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