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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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*Hochurhudy. [Emendation to an otherwise unknown phr. hoch (Hoch n. as in the later dial. hochmagandie fornication) or ho(t)ch (*Hoch ? n.2) [o]ur (= over) hu[r]dy buttock (see Hurdeis n. pl.) seems a possibility.] ? Copulation. — 1540 Lynd. Sat. 693 (B).
Bot suddanly hir schankis I sched With hochurhudy [Ch. With hoch hurland] amang hir howis

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