Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 2005 supplement
NICHT, n., v. I. Sc. form of Eng. night.wm.Sc. 1985 Liz Lochhead Tartuffe 21:
Oh aye, ye'll be mistress o' sich cherms
When ye lie a' nicht in yir bridegroom's erms ... Cai. 1992 James Miller A Fine White Stoor 215:
Was I begotten in a nicht o steamy passion, the caff-seck rustling and snug?em.Sc. 2000 James Robertson The Fanatic 46:
' ... All this suffering, all this long dark nicht, and for what? You say you heard nothing, but when I look up at Graham's head, I sometimes fancy I hear him laughing at us.'
I. (17) Add quot.: Abd. 2000 Sheena Blackhall The Singing Bird 2:
Chooks sunken like the craters o the meen;
A stibble growth; ringed nichtmares roon his een,
A wastit druggie hyters doun the street:
I. (27) Add quots.: Gsw. 1985 Michael Munro The Patter 49:
night, the Tonight: 'Naw, it's no the night, it's the morra night.' wm.Sc. 1995 Alan Warner Morvern Callar 10:
Oh well, I'm on. See yous both the night. Rs. 1996 Alec John Williamson in Timothy Neat The Summer Walkers: Travelling People and Pearl-Fishers in the Highlands of Scotland 171:
'I'd even dance the fuckin' de'il himself aff his pegs the nicht!' she said, shouting it out to everyone there.
II. 1. Add quot.: Sc. 1979 T. S. Law in Joy Hendry Chapman 23–4 (1985) 81:
Thare is naething byordinar tae yer nichtit ee
atween the day ye saw an the day ye daenae see,
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