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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hecht, n.1 Also: haicht. [ME. heght, heȝt (Cursor M.), earlier heȝþe, OE. héahþu, héhþu. The commoner forms are Heicht and Hicht.] Height, elevation. Apon hecht, on high. a1400 Leg. S. i. 561.
Of the capitale, in the mast hecht, He passit vpe
c1475 Wall. viii. 1046.
Thir men To the barmkyn laid temyr apon hecht
1499 Highland P. II. 197.
Gife I desire to bige ane hous … wpon the haitht [sic] wnder the crage
1531 Bell. Boece I. 81.
Ane round hous … xxiv cubitis of hecht
1532 M. Works Acc. II. 47 b.
Baith in hecht and breid
1588 King Cat. L. 8.
The hecht and declyning of the sone
1622-6 Bisset I. 21/14.
Quhat lenth, breadth, hecht nor deip their poware drawes

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