from The Century Dictionary.

  • A dialectal (Scotch) form of loathly.


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  • But I wadna stan 'for that, for that wad be to be caitiff vile, an' no true man: I gaed nearer an 'nearer, till I had gotten within a yaird o' the tree, whan a 'at ance, wi' a swing an 'a swirl, I was three-fauld aboot the tree, an' the laithly worm was me mesel '; an' I was the laithly worm.

    Sir Gibbie


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