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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dryt(e, v. Also: drit(e; p.t. drait. [ME. dryte, drite, OE. drítan, ON. dríta.] intr. (and tr.) To void (as) excrement. a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 395.
I sall ding thé, quhill thow dryte [M. dryt] and dong
1540 Lynd. Sat. 1333.
Let vs go ding them till thay dryte
Ib. 2285.
The devill dryte in thy gambis!
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 253 (T).
With powder [that] I drait verie fyne
a1605 Montg. Ib. 390.
To dryve doggis furth to dryt [v.r. drit], the third [weird] did devyse
(1588) Calderwood iv. 696.
He said he would caus the carles of Edinburgh dryte him a thowsand crowns, in despite of their hearts

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