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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HYTHE, n. Also hyth; dim. hythie. A harbour, haven, landing place, inlet among rocks (Mry., Bnff. 1958). [hɑeð, -θ]Bnff. 1723 Ann. Bnff. (S.C.) II. 219:
Stoneywood “has agreed with ane knoweing man for wining the rocks out of Guthrie's hyth.”
Bnff. 1827 Aberdeen Star (20 July) 313:
As the tide widna float her atil the saters . . . we, in consequence, pat a-lan atil the little hythie.
Mry. 1927 E. B. Levack Lossiemouth 30:
A gaed awa' doon tae the Hythe tae see an A could get a bit partan.

[O.E. hyȳð, id. Now obs. in Eng. exc. hist. or in place-names, e.g. Rotherhithe, Hythe.]

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