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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Moch, n. [North. ME. moghe (1340), ME. moughte (Trevisa), mowȝte, mowhe, mowghe (15th c.), OE. (Northumb.) mohðe: cf. Moth n. Also in mod. north. and eastern Sc. dial.] = Moth b. — 1637 Johnston Diary I. 289.
As to be ane moch in thy estait
c1650 P. Gordon Brit. Dist. 113.
[She] forbids her husband to leave such a consuming moch in his house, as was the sacraledgeous medling with the abisie of Deir

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