A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Chek, n. [e.m.E. and ME. chek, OF. eschec, eschek. Cf. Chak n.] a. A check in chess. b. Control, supervision. — ?1438 Alex. ii. 3846.
‘Amends ȝour chek, shir’, said sho than a1500 Bk. Chess 2073.
Quhen to the king chek in the feild is maid — 1617 Stirling B. Rec. I. 148.
Robert Cox, clerk of the chek of his Majesteis gward
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