Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of naught.
“He oft tymmis called nocht comperand beand of befoir divers tymmis monest to desist tharfra under panis of excommunicacion now wordely mentis the sam to be execut aganis hym and sa decretit to be used. ”
“In Dutch it would have been "leedvermaak" and in Westerlauwer Frisian "nocht om ûnnocht" which I personally like even better..”
“She did sae; and when she came back said she saw nocht.”
“The third day she looked again, and on coming back said to the auld wife she saw nocht but a muckle Black Bull coming roaring alang the road.”
“The Quene perceaving that hir craft culd nocht prevaill, was content that the Duke's Grace and the Erle of Huntlie, with utheris by hir appointed, should convene at Prestoun, to commone [with] the saidis”
“Lard of Ricartoun,  did abait the corage of many; for we culd nocht feght nor stop the ennemie, bot under the mercie of the Castell and hole ordinance thairof.”
“Grace to no religioun, so could we nocht of conscience, for the pleasur of any earthlie creature, put silence to Godis trew messingeris; nather culd we suffer that the rycht administratioun of Christis trew sacramentis should gif place to manifest idolatrie; for in so doing, we should declair ourselffis ennemeis to God, to Christ Jesus his Sone, to his eternall veritie, and to the libertie and establishment of his”
“That idolatrie shall nocht be erected, whare it is now at this day suppressed.”
“Maister James Balfour was nocht ydill in the meantyme.”
“To Sanct Johnestoun, with the Gentilmen befoir expressed, did conveane the Erle of Menteath,  the Lard of Glenurquhar,  and diverse utheris who befoir had nocht presented thame selffis for defence of thair bretherin.”
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