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  • noun Alternative spelling of earth.


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  • The floor was of concrete, lime and sand; on the open hearth -- pronounced 'airth' -- sods of turf cut from the moor and oak branches were smouldering under the chimney crook.

    Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

  • The Lard's watchin 'over you -- watchin' double tides, as the sailors say -- and so this bit o 'airth's smilin' from the herb

    Lying Prophets

  • When he woke up in a sweat besidus it was to pardon him, goldylocks, me having an airth, but he daydreamsed we had a lovelyt face for a pulltomine.

    Finnegans Wake

  • ‘Defied the world in general to com – pete with our country upon any hook; and devellop’d our internal resources for making war upon the universal airth.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • 'Fore I thought, says I, ''Tis all worn out, Betsey,' says I; 'why on airth don't ye git somebody to git some o' your own wood an 'season it well so' twon't warp, same's mine done, an 'build ye a new one?'

    In Dark New England Days

  • Old Boys as well as yung ones; but what on airth meaning is there in a Kelner! as I'm acshally told all German Waiters insists on being called!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, May 16, 1891

  • "I never thought sich a beautiful thing could be on airth," said


  • Is he not accounted an exemplary citizen "and a pretty tall talker" in his own neighbourhood, and where on "the univarsal airth" would you find a more enlightened public opinion?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • It was wofuller than tears, that look was, -- 'cause it seemed as if it was arter somethin 'that wa'n't to be found on this airth.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • "Call it what yer a mind to, them's my sentiments; but I say, stranger, if thar's ony thing on airth that I uttarly dispise it ar a Northern dough-face, and it's clar yer one on 'em."

    Among the Pines or, South in Secession Time


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