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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).
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Skeich, v. [Skeich adj. (1).] intr. Of a horse: To be startled, to shy (at something). — 1513 Doug. vii xii 152.
Harlit with hors that caucht affray And skeichit at a merswyne by thir way
1513 Doug. ix iii 108.
Mesapus musyng can withdraw on dreich, Seand hys stedis and the horssis skeich

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