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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Keechie, north-east. var. of Kechin n. (kitchen) (as in the mod. dial. kitckie), in fig. use. — 1687 Cromarty Corr. 51.
But abow all, yow must keep the first region of your bodie cleane, … so once a weeke, … yow should scoure the keechie of all those humores … may hinder good chilification

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