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First published 1986 (DOST Vol. VI).
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(Quhidderfull,) Quhiddirfull, Quidderful, adj. (adv.). [Cf. Quhidder n., Quhidder v., also mod. Shetl. dial. quick and quidder, hwikk and hwider swiftly, quickly, espec. of sudden vanishing.] Alive, living. — c1460 Alex. (Taym.) 17778.
And all the parte quhilk vpwart was dede Was like a man … And quyk and quhiddirfull the nether parte Quhilk was bestlike
1633 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. 344.
Being demanded … how she fell in covenant with the devil she answerit her husband … gave his soull and bodie quick and quidderful to the devil and bade her do so

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