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  • Gaelic names, the word Strath is a prefix to the name of the adjoining river.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • In the word "Gwen-Ystrad," the word Strath is, on the contrary, in the unusual position of an affix; showing that the appellation is descriptive of the beauty or fairness of the strath which it designates.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • Saint Bride, which stood on a small and romantic knoll in the middle of the valley, called Strath – Ire.

    The Lady of the Lake

  • “I’ll just use the phone there,” he said, “and call Strath-bane, and then I’ll take a look around.”

    Death of a Dentist

  • The Camerons lived in Craggie, an isolated corner of the remote Strath of Kildonan in Sutherland, in the north of Scotland.

    Family life

  • The drive over to the Strath had had McAllister holding his breath on every bend.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • I remember her fine from the dancing in the Strath.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • Montrose looked upon every point of advantage which the hill afforded, in dread it might be found occupied by an enemy prepared for defence; and he often afterwards was heard to express his conviction, that had the passes of Strath – Fillan been defended by two hundred resolute men, not only would his progress have been effectually stopped, but his army must have been in danger of being totally cut off.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • By descending Strath – Tay, therefore, one of the most convenient passes from the Highlands, Montrose had only to present himself in the Lowlands, in order to rouse the slumbering spirit of chivalry and of loyalty which animated the gentlemen to the north of the

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The two don't hang out with the school's few black kids (Strath Haven is 90 percent white), who think they're ripping off black styles -- or so Marc and Shawn imagine.

    White B-Boys In The Burbs, Or, Up Against The Mall

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