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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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(Naucht,) Naught, Nacht, adv. [e.m.E. and ME. naught, ME. nauȝt, nacht, etc., OE náw(u)ht, náht: cf. Nocht.] Not. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. iv. 94 (Ch. & M.).
He will naught lat me lif allane
15.. Clar. i. 1492.
Naught may my wits all inewgh suffais Ȝour ladyschipe to thanke
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus iv. 606.
I nacht decerne that thing
1570 Leslie 135.
The King wes nacht content

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