- n. Plural form of sett.
“He makes us see and hear with him the tens of thousands of stone cutters and the ring of their tools squaring the "setts"; and then one platoon after another stepping forward and laying down its row of stones followed by rank after rank of men with the paviours 'rammers, which rise and fall at the sweep of the band-master's rods, keeping time in a stately music as they advance; the continuous falling and crashing of the trees as other thousands of hands ply the axes along the lines, that creep, slowly, but visibly, on through the”
“Twenty sturdy wire cage traps are placed close to setts.”
“Ancient hedgerows provide perfect cover for labyrinthine setts, while earthworm-rich meadows are perfect hunting grounds.”
“Poor areas were cobbled; upmarket areas were covered in granite setts what many localities call cobbles.”
“So I climbed up through the birch and rowan woodland above the house and on to the main badger setts.”
“No birds were calling, let alone singing, as I sat on a fallen tree overlooking the setts.”
“The small group then began to clamber up the stepsnearly 500 of them, the lower few rows of massive foot-high granite setts muddy and slimy with the daily rise and fall of the river; the upper ones hot and dusty, and alive with hawkers and beggars and confidence men eager to trick any newcomers panting up from the riverside. next »”
“Rosemary says they thrive here because the bracken is always being beaten down by the many badgers that emerge after dark from two different setts in the wood.”
“Badger setts were harder to find but when snow fell it was easier to follow their spoor home, a dugout usually hidden under an old tree root in a clay bank.”
“Someone told me that you should make sure that your garlic setts were drown locally - that the won't go unless they find the area familiar.”
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