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

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Hurische, adj. [e.m.E. hoorishe (1538).]a. (Of a woman), whorish, unchaste. 1619 Fraserburgh Kirk S. 92 b (21 Apr.).
Comperit Beatrix Henrie ... accussit for licht and hurische behauiour
b. fig. Meretricious. 1659 Nicoll Diary 243.
Utheris call this Parliament the spurius or hurische Guid Old Caus

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