Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The system of tunnels that is the home of a badger.
- n. The pattern of distinctive threads and yarns that make up the plaid of a Scottish tartan.
- n. A small, square-cut piece of quarried stone used for paving and edging.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See set, n., 2 (e) and 3.
- n. rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
“The word endding sett is the anglicized pronounciation of the Algonkian word ock or auk, which means a "ground," "place," or "area". ”
“Many came on foot, and of these by much the larger part meant to accompany the _cortège_ only to the top of the Armboth Fell, and, having "sett" it so far, to face no more of the more than twenty miles of rough country that lay between the valley and the churchyard on the plains by the sea.”
“John Jackson and some of the other dalesmen who had been "sett" on the way to Gosforth led to an explanation of the disaster that had occurred on the pass.”
“He played a game called sett’ e mezz’ for pennies, sitting on the one-step terrace outside the grocery store, freezing on the stone, and he memorized the cards coming out of the dealer’s hand and won very regular, expecting a picture card and it would come, worth half a point, but she told him not to play anymore.”
“Revels and merriment after the old English custome; [they] prepared to sett up a Maypole upon the festivall day . . . and therefore brewed a barrell of excellent beare [beer] . . . to be spent, with other good cheare, for all commers of that day . . .”
“I caught sight of them through binoculars as they were, interestingly, on the edge of the disturbed mound outside a sett.”
“ He is the first, and though he may not superstitiously feel the situation, yet he certainly has the start of them all, and the more there may be that sett off after him so much the better fun for the composer.”
“And then, surprisingly, the cage door is opened and the badger runs free and back to the safety of his sett.”
“Field will trap badgers for two nights running; it is calculated that 80% of a sett can be caught in this way and the temporary mark will tell him the next morning whether a badger has already been vaccinated.”
“All together now: 'The science is sett ...' no, wait ...”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sett’.
All the scientific words found in the official EU nomenclature. For the screening I used Vocabgrabber of the Visual Thesaurus.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Words to quiz the intermediate and advanced speller alike
people are too specific
I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
Edit: I started ma...
but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
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