from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots A wide, flat river valley.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wide, flat river valley.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A valley of considerable size, through which a river runs; a valley bottom; -- often used in composition with the name of the river.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scotland, a valley of considerable size, often having a river running through it and giving it its distinctive appellation: as, Strathspey (the valley of the Spey), Strathearn (the valley of the Earn), and Strathmore (the great valley).
"strath" or "dale" -- presents insurmountable philological difficulties to its identification with Gwen; the L and G, or GW not being interchangeable.
We passed sandbags in Milnathort (which had featured in the television news), and in Strathardle itself (a short strath, as straths go) there was a “Police Slow” sign followed by 100 yards of streaks of mud on the road.
Although we have lived in this strath for 24 years the garden still, fortunately, keeps coming up with surprises so far as wildlife is concerned.
There are pine martens in the strath, but we rarely see them.
Although there are pine martens in the strath we rarely see them, but occasionally we observe their tracks in mud or droppings in various places.
I mentioned this to the local wood turner and carver who lives up the strath from our cottage.
Standing under the aspen trees that straddle this burn in our strath, I wondered at the varying shapes.
Aspen is one of my favourite trees in the strath, and having the bowl with the knives to come makes it even more so now.
As we left, the strath was shrouded in a harr, a type of sea mist, but by the time we have driven east from Inverness conditions were ideal.
Last week we set out to a strath just south of Inverness and were not disappointed.
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