American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A grassland; a meadow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Open, untilled land, usually in grass, or pasture-land; a meadow or grassy plain; a stretch of level fields or commons.
- n. Hence Any field; any level geographical surface.
- n. Fallow land; lealand.
- Untilled; fallow: said of land. Compare lealand, layland.
- n. A scythe.
- n. Same as lay, 8.
- n. One of the sets of alternating threads into which the yarns of a loom are divided by the harness system so as to form the shed.
- n. an open field, meadow
- n. Any of several measures of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120 yards; a lay.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A measure of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120 yards; a lay.
- n. A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.
- n. A meadow or sward land; a grassy field.
- n. a unit of length of thread or yarn
- n. a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
- Middle English, from French lier, to bind (Wiktionary)
- Middle English leie, from Old English lēah; see leuk- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Nordhausen in the morning: the lea is a green salad, crisp with raindrops.”
“That is called the lea of Lymdale 'twixt the wood and the water-side;”
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“Leas, a lea is a term at Kidderr minster for a hank or quantity of yarn.”
“But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, in proving foresight may be vain; the best-laid schemes o 'mice an' men gang aft agley, an 'lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, for promis'd joy.”
“Despite all human efforts, our best-laid plans indeed Gang aft a-gley, an' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain.”
“Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note, whilst significant amendments have been listed below: pp. iii, 31, "MCANDREW'S HYMN" amended to _MCANDREWS 'HYMN_; p. 89, "lea" amended to _lee_:”
“Willy has decided to send Mally and the bairns away from the farm, while he will sharpen his old "lea" (scythe) and remain behind to defend his homestead.”
“-- Gang to yer bed, noo, an 'lea' me to my ain thouchts; no '' at they're aye the best o 'company, laddie.”
“It's plain to me, frae words he lats fa 'noo an' than, that, instead o 'lea'in' the warl 'ahint him whan he dees, he thinks to lie smorin' an 'smocherin' i 'the mools, clammy an' weet, but a 'there, an' trimlin 'at the thocht o' the suddent awfu 'roar an' din o 'the brazen trumpet o' the archangel.”
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