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*(Hasty,) Heastie, n. [Absol. use of Hasty a. Also in the later dial. of Caithness.] The murrain, the disease of cattle. — 1683 Sibbald Coll. in Dalyell Darker Superst. 108.
[Among those of Caithness a distemper appeared called] the heastie, because it putteth them in a rage, and killeth them suddenly

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"Hasty n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Jun 2024 <>



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