- From Old English stæð and/or Old Norse stödh ("harbor"). (Wiktionary)
“Port Dyn Norwig seems to consist of a creek, a staithe, and about a hundred houses: a few small vessels were lying at the staithe.”
“Well, and how did you get on?' asked his mother, when Tom ran in just to have a look at our baby before running up the lane to join the others at the staithe.”
“And then Mr Farland, back from the office in Norwich, strolled along the staithe to fetch his daughters.”
“She comforted William, who had not liked being thrown about, and rowed on to the staithe.”
“Well, you' ave 'ad a day of it,' said Mrs Whittle, when they had told about finding the Teasel gone from the staithe, and how Jim Wooddall had given them a lift down to Yarmouth, and how Old Bob had taken them up Breydon in the Come Along.”
“As usual, two or three people were looking down from the top of the bridge watching the boats at the staithe.”
“Port and Starboard leapt from the staithe after their knapsacks.”
“Beyond the staithe were big boat-sheds, like those they had seen at Wroxham.”
“The twins, picking up their knapsacks, ran along the staithe to meet him, and then walked with the wherry, explaining as she drifted down.”
“Then there was a staithe [A staithe in Norfolk is a place where boats moor to take in or discharge cargo: much what a quay is elsewhere.] with a couple of yachts tied up to it.”
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