Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Barking; baying of dogs upon their prey. See bay.

Etymologies

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From Old French abai, aboi, abay ("barking"), from the verb abayer.

Examples

  • I kept telling myself that, concentrated on that, damning the stitch in my side, till shadows loomed before me and imperials began to shout, and I hared off into a wheat field with the Lady's hounds abay behind me.

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  • They begane first at the abay gates, and when the first pagiante was played, it was wheeled to the highe crosse befor the mayor, and soe to every streete.

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  • “Ah, Buckra,” at last he chuckled out, “you takee care anoder time, eh! and you no lettee de duck run abay; if you do, anoder piccaninny girl hab it again, eh?”

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  • Once a year, on the first appearance of the Dog Star, the kefla abay assembles all the heads of the clans at the principal altar, where a black heifer that never bore a calf is sacrificed.

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  • The blackbirds were singing their best amidst the garden-trees, which, except for abay here and there, and occasional troups of limes, seemed to be all fruit-trees: there were a great many cherry-trees, now all laden with fruit; and several times as we passed by a garden we were offered baskets of fine fruit by children and young girls.

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  • Nakakalito man at madalas na napapagpalit ang "ng" at "nang," ang ating pagbabalik-aral sa balarila't ortograpiya ay magpapaalala sa ating ang salitang "nang" ay ginagamit bilang pang-angkop (ligature) para sa pang-abay (adverb) - halimbawa, "magmaneho nang mabilis."

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  • Maju terus PCMAV!! abay said, on March 12th, 2009 (2 weeks ago) at 2: 25 pm

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  • Carta Top 10 Komentator Bulan Ini: xXYaNaXx (91) atan: fasha … semua yg kamu ingin lakukan free kok. but …. mestinya ada sedikit batas yang bikin kamu tidak ... abay: asslkum aku salah satu dari INDONESIA yg sempat melihat film BUJANG SENANG. jujur aja diFilm ...

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  • Forgot to mention how Obama fought to make sure the votes of the people from Florida and Michigan were not recognized to keep his opponent abay.

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  • Carta Top 10 Komentator Bulan Ini: xXYaNaXx (91) atan: fasha … semua yg kamu ingin lakukan free kok. but …. mestinya ada sedikit batas yang bikin kamu tidak ... abay: asslkum aku salah satu dari INDONESIA yg sempat melihat film BUJANG SENANG. jujur aja diFilm ...

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