from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See flaughter.
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Forfar Helen Guthrie (1661) confessed that she went to several meetings; at one in the churchyard 'they daunced togither, and the ground under them wes all fyre flauchter, and Andrew Watson hade his vsuale staff in his hand, altho he be a blind man yet he daunced alse nimblie as any of the companye, and made also great miriement by singing his old ballads, and that Isobell
But she was intercepted and turned aside by a man who threw down his flauchter-spade, and ran between her and the frightful hole.
I wud be surer but that I hae thoucht whiles I saw the muckle angels themsels gaein aboot, throu and throu the ondingin flauchter o 'the snaw -- no mony o' them, ye ken, but jist whiles ane and whiles anither, throu amo 'the cauld feathers, gaein aye straught wi' their heids up, walkin comfortable, as gien they war at hame in't.
She 'was at a meiting in the churchyeard of Forfar in the Holfe therof, and they daunced togither, and the ground under them wes all fyre flauchter'. [