Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Scotch form of fight.
“The very next Sabbath morning he stood straight up in the pulpit and pulled at his cuffs as if he was peeling for a "fecht" -- and so he was.”
“The struggle for souls had always been what his father would have called 'a sair fecht ', and the fecht had become a lot sairer in the past thirty years.”
“As our old nurses would have said, ` a sair fecht '.”
“Ronald o 'Glendown -- which, as ye ken, Miss Marjory, lies no sae far frae here -- he an' his eldest son, the young Ronald, went awa to fecht, leavin 'his wife, the bonnie Leddy Flora, an' his youngest son at hame”
“And then ye had a sair fecht on politics wi 'anither man in the coffee-room.”
“They're aye gude to fecht or march on," he said, "an 'we're like eneuch to hae baith to thole or ere we win hame again.”
“Forbye, they foucht when the chief bade them fecht.”
“Ye wid fecht wi 'me," he crooned -- "me, damn ye, me.”
“Losh!" cried McLeod; "he's gaun 'to fecht us!" and he dropped the cord, grabbed the levers, and threw the steam off and the brakes on hard.”
“I've aye liked Bob for the way he has had to fecht.”
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