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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DEUCH, Deugh, n.2 Dough (Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.); hence deuchy, doughy (Rxb. 1942 Zai). Cf. Daigh. [djux (see P.L.D. § 100.2)]Peb. 1805 J. Nicol Poems I. 28:
To spae their fortune, 'mang the deugh The luckie fardin's put in.
Rxb. 1871 R. Allan Poems 119:
How can ye fash wi' sic unhalesome deuch?
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
A deuchy (underfired) laif.

[O.Sc. has dewche, from 1584, variant of dauch, idem.]

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