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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Aucht, Aght, n.2 [Rare var. of Ocht n., in later use under Eng. influence.] Aught, anything; to any extent. —1456 Hay II. 7/25 (to se gif he wold aucht say). c1600 Montg. Suppl. xi. 5 (gif I can of wisdome aucht defyne). 1611-57 Mure Misc. P. ii. 20 (no force can aght perturbe my mynde).

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