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Drukkin, a. Also: drukin, -en, drukne; drucken, druicken; drok(k)in, drokne; drouken, -in. [ON. drukkenn, p.p. of drekka to drink. Cf. Drink v.] Drunken.(a) 1540 Lynd. Sat. 1313 (B).
Or he cum hame … He salbe druckin lyk a sow
a1568 Bann. MS. 158 a/39.
Troll of the tre trace is reddy ay drukkin
1567 Sat. P. viii. 15.
Ane daft fule or ane drukin dastard
c1590 Fowler II. 28/17.
In his drukkin lawings, he brags … that [etc.]
1596 Dalr. I. 276/4.
Thay brek in vpon the Scotis, as thay lay all deid drukne in the campe
1600 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 95.
That William Watson pedell to the kirk of the said parochin wes druken the last Sondaye
1613 Grant Chart. 212.
Prowyding alwayis, that this mutuall band be nawayis extenditt to thair men … being druickin
1649 Cupar Presb. 136.
He hard hir say to the rest ‘He is but a silly druken larde; let him goe’
(b) 1535 Stewart II. 630 heading.
How King Duncane send the wyne and aill … quhairwith thai war all drokin
1596 Dalr. I. 288/10.
The keiperis of the kings chambre, now in a sound sleip, all deid drokne
1610 Dundonald Par. Rec. 210.
Thai ar … often drouken on the Sabboth
1613 Lanark B. Rec. 120.
The said Robert Weir being mischortlie droukin impersonit the said Robert Lokhart, ballie
1659 Ib. 172.
That the constables … search the toun at nyne aclock for drunkardes or drokin persones

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