Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BENICHT, v. Sc. form of Eng. benight. [bɪ′nt]
Sc. 1911 S.D.D. Add.:
Benicht, to stay in another's house until after midnight. [This meaning is given for benight neither in N.E.D. nor in Un. Eng. Dict.]
ppl.adj. benichtit, -ed, (1) overtaken by darkness; obscured by clouds; (2) unenlightened.
(1) Sc. 1828 Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) II. 102:
The moon, which, bricht and bonny though she be, is often sairly benichted. Abd.4 1933:
Be-nichtit. Out after night-fall. (2) Sc. 1827 Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) II. 41:
Chargin siller for geein a puir benichted beggar body a grawtis copy o' the Word o' God! Cai. 1891 D. Stephen Gleanings in the North 138:
We've been a puir benichted people this many a day. Bnff. 1887 W. M. Philip Covedale 84:
For the auld tyrannies in this benichted lan' are tough at the bane.
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