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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Ficht, Fycht, v. Also: fight. [ME. fighte(n, fiȝte(n, fihte(n, varr. of feghte(n, etc. Cf. Fecht v.] intr. To fight; to engage in battle.(a) 1375 Barb. viii. 156.
Gif the king durst apeir to ficht
a1400 Leg. S. xxxiii. 754.
Thar god of sic mycht is, & sa wondirly for thame fichtis
1456 Hay II. 56/16.
Thus be force he fichtis agayn his inymyes
a1500 Lanc. 1164.
Than is mor worschip aȝanis hyme to ficht
1558-66 Knox III. 205.
Will the Lord … , have his messengeris to ficht alone?
a1578 Pitsc. I. 127/20.
Quhen the armyeis war fichtand maist cruellie
(b) 1375 Barb. ii. 248.
Thai … bad Schyr Amery isch to fycht
c1420 Wynt. i. 988.
Thai … oysyd all armyt for tyll fycht
1513 Doug. ii. vi. 74.
Quhen blyndlyngis in the batail fey tha fyght [v.r. fycht]
1668 Corshill Baron Ct. 79.
[They] are found to have brocken actis of court in … fychting togidder

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