- 20th-century borrowing from Norwegian ard ("plough"). (Wiktionary)
“How it must be with the poor devils for'ard is beyond conceiving.”
“And then comes the problem of how to convey power for'ard from the engine to the winch.”
“I lie reading in my bunk, which is on the weather side, and continually over my head during the long night hours impact the footsteps of one mate or the other, pacing up and down, and, as I well know, the man himself is for ever peering for'ard from the break of the poop, or glancing into the binnacle, or feeling and gauging the weight and direction of wind on his cheek, or watching the cloud-stuff in the sky adrift and a-scud across the stars and the moon.”
“In some soils, e.g. Vertisols in Ethiopia, the ard is the only implement used for soil preparation.”
“Th 'rayport fr'm th' Twinty-third Wa-ard, which is in th ”
“A.fred "Larry" Lorenz, the A. Louis Read distinguished professor of mass communication at Loyola University, has been given the Dux A.ademicus A.ard, which is presented annually to an outstanding teacher.”
“Also, under the Turkish system the sovereign owned all of the non agricultural land (called ard almawat - dead lands).”
“Sinn Fein's team pulled out of the talks to report to its office board on Thursday which then called the ard chomhairle meeting at Dublin airport, with the prospect that Mr McGuinness could resign as Deputy First Minister.”
“With thin boots and a 'ard' acking cough, and three mile every day to and thro ',”
“Sam here 's that 'ard' e won't let me speak of my own man if 'e can”
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