- n. Alternative form of windlestraw.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.), Prov. Eng. & Scot. A grass used for making ropes or for plaiting, esp. Agrostis Spica-ventis.
“It's the wanton steed that scaurs at the windlestrae.”
“Aye, aye, maister," said he; "an 'pray what div ye ca' this bit windlestrae that's appearing here?”
“And you, Alexander Kippen, puir windlestrae, the Lord shall thresh ye like ill-grown corn in the day of His wrath.”
“Ghaist! my certie, I shall ghaist them -- if they had their heads as muckle on their wark as on their daffing they wad play na sic pliskies -- it's the wanton steed that scaurs at the windlestrae.”
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