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Hote, Hoit, Hot, a. Also: hoyt, hott(e, hoat, hoot. [ME. (and e.m.E.) hote, hoot, also e.m.E. shortened hot, hott(e (1548), adopted from Eng. in place of Sc. Hate a., Het a., Hete a.] Hot, in usual senses. Hot waters, alcoholic drinks.(1) c1475 Wall. ix. 17.
The hot [1570, hait] syng coloryk
1535 Stewart 35168.
Fulle of fume as hot as ony fyre
1528 Lynd. Dreme 378.
The fyre … , Quhilk wes the hiest and hotest eliment
1530 Id. Test. Pap. 1152.
Quhill scho is hote, depart hir evin amang us
a1578 Pitsc. I. 388/1.
He sould make thame hott ersis
(b) 1513 Doug. vii. Prol. 89.
The callour ayr … Maid seik warm stovis and beyn fyris hoyt
Ib. xii. v. 192.
Italianys … Spulȝeit hys corps, hys membris ȝit al hoyt [Sm. hote]
1622-6 Bisset II. 287/5.
He wes thrawin … in ane tun of hoit boyling oyle
(c) 1580-92 James VI Lusus R. 46.
This … is the birning cholere hoate
1595 Duncan App. Etym.
Invro, to imprint with ane hoat yron
1614 Conv. Burghs II. 457.
Euerie peuder maker … sall sey the tyne veshell maid be uthers, … be tuiching thairof with ane hoatt yrne
1635 Banff Ann. I. 73.
That scho be brunt with ane hoat key on the cheik
(2) 1648 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 154.
The townes burdings of viij d. eache pynt of Frensche wyne and xvj d. of eache pynt of seck and hote waters
1659 Ib. 421.
The excys of all aill, bear, acquavytie, and wther hot waters
(3) 1558-66 Knox I. 86.
And yitt thei maid hott skarmisching
1570 Leslie 183.
The hoit warris … maid thame … foryetfull of thair naturall deuetie
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Chaud-melle.
Ane hoat suddaine tuilȝie or debaite
c1616 Hume Brit. Tongue 18.
Ther rease … a hoat disputation betuene him and me
1648 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 146.
To … visite this citie with the pestilence … in alne more hote maner then hes beine … knowne heirtofor
c1650 Gordon Brit. Dist. 93.
No day passing without hoot bickering
(4) 1513 Doug. v. viii. 67; Ib. x. xi. 102.
The vaillyant campion … to bargane went als hoyt [R. hate] as fyre
Ib. 913/13.
For to chyde sum beyn so brym and hoyt [: throte]
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 3781.
Ane gote, … fers, furious, and hote
1602 Colville Parænese 148.
Heady hoit felouis hauing thair hart and harnes inflammit with the fyir … of vanegloir
a1605 Montg. Ch. & Slae 437 (Wr.).
Ou're hote [v.rr. het, heit], or yet ou'r cold, Thou seemes unconstant
(5) 1513 Doug. iv. ii. 36.
Of hoyt amouris the subtell quent fyre
15.. Clar. ii. 1865.
With birning breist of thrist and hote desyre

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