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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Intricat, -att, -ait, adj. Also: interkat. [e.m.E. intricate (1526), L. intricātus.] Intricate; mixed up. — a1500 Henr. Fab. 2714.
O man of Law! let he that subteltie, With nyce gimpis, and fraudis intricate [Bann. interkat]
1513 Doug. I. Prol. 187.
I knaw quhat payn was to follow hym fut hait, Albeit you think my sayng intricate
1531 Bell. Boece II. 65.
Yit mony of thaim wer intricat with Pelagius herisyis, aberrand fra the sicker faith
1607 Highland P. III. 96.
Throw the … weaknes of this Earle and intricat estaite of that house

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"Intricat adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 May 2024 <>



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