Definitions of Feck

  1. Effect.
  2. Efficacy; force; value.
  3. Amount; quantity.

Usage examples for Feck

  1. For ane 'at has the hairmlessness o' the doo 'n this ill wulled warl', there's a feck o' ten 'at has the wisdom o' the serpent. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  2. " It took me," said Jamie Soutar to Milton afterwards, " the feck o' ten meenuts tae howk him an' Jess oot ae snawy nicht when Drums turned bad sudden, and if he didna try to excuse himself for no hearing me at aince wi' some story aboot juist comin' in frae Glen Urtach, and no bein' in his bed for the laist twa nichts. – Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush by Ian Maclaren
  3. " He lives aboot England, a'm telt, an' dis a feck o' gude in his ain place. – Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush by Ian Maclaren
  4. He's aye writin' letters to the newspapers, an' they prent them- aboot this an' aboot that- aboot beasties i' the watter, an' lectreesity, an' I kenna what a'; an' some says 'at hoo he'll be a rich man some day, the moment he's dune fin'in' oot something or ither he's beenwarslin' at for the feck o' a ten year or sae; but the gentry never thinks naething o' a man sae lang as he's only duin' his best- or his warst, as the case may be- to lay his han' upo' the siller 'at's fleein' aboot him like a snaw- drift. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  5. My father war afore me, and that's all t' answer I sall gie thee; and it's as good a reason as Mr. Helstone can give for the main feck o' his notions. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  6. After this has been effected, it descends into the third stomach, or the feck, which looks something like the several leaves of a book; lastly it goes into the fourth stomach, which is merely wrinkled. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  7. " A'll no deny," and our critic turned aside to general reflections, " that Mactavish said mony bonnie and affeckin' things frae time tae time, like the glimpses o' the hills ye get when the mist rolls awa, and he cam nearer the hert than the feck o' oor preachers; but certes yon confusion is mair than us low country fouk cud stand. – Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush by Ian Maclaren
  8. Stevison maun hae sent ye the feck o' twenty sangs- fifteen I'se warrant. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  9. A per- feck- ly limp job lot o' humanity! – Every Man for Himself by Norman Duncan
  10. It was a quiet meeting, for the Mossgiel family had the true Scottish reticence or reserve; but though their words were not " mony feck," their feelings were strong. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp