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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hicht, Hycht, n.2 [North. ME. hight, hiȝt, hiht (a 1300–c 1470), f. Hichtv.1 Cf. Hecht n.2] A promise. — 1375 Barb. xiv. 16.
He, that herd thame mak sic hicht [E. hycht]
Ib. xv. 425.
Giff he will hald his hicht, I sall do swa
a1400 Leg. S. xxvii. 1162.
Pray hyme … That he … thochtfull be Of his hicht that he mad to me
Ib. xlii. 55.
Thai vald quhyle … ferly far hichtis hir make

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