Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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QUICKEN, n.3 Also hwikken (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.), hwikkin, kwikkin (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). In pl. the lighter part of the chaff and corn which is blown away in the process of winnowing.

[Deriv. of quick, light, mobile, or O.N. kvikr, id.]

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