from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Scotch form of oats.

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  • noun Plural form of ait.


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  • Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls deified among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city.

    Bleak House

  • ‘Ay, the aits will be got bravely in; but the farmers, deil burst them, and the corn-mongers will make the auld price gude against them as has horses till keep.’


  • In this space it is split into an archipelago of aits.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • St.aits Settlements, Labuan, Hong-Kong, which complete the [v. 04 p. 0608] chain of connexion on the eastern route, and such on other routes are the lesser West African stations, Ascension, St. Helena, the Mauritius and

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • Quebec is thus the key of the great valley of the St. Lawrence, "the advanced guard," as the Abbé Ferland calls it in his History of Canada, of the vast French empire, which, according to the project of Louis XIV., was to extend from the St.aits of Belle Isle to the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Life of the Venerable Mother Mary of the Incarnation

  • Then he reminded us that the Dardanelles St.aits were the Hellespont of the Ancient world, and the neighbouring Ægean Sea the most mystic of the "wine-dark seas of Greece": he retold stories of Jason and the Argonauts; of "Burning Sappho" in Lesbos; of Achilles in Scyros; of Poseidon sitting upon Samothrace to watch the fight at Troy; and of St. John the Divine at Patmos gazing up into the Heavenly

    Tell England A Study in a Generation

  • Formerly all the letters had to go to St. John's, a day's extra journey, and be sorted there, sent back across the island to Run-by-Guess, eight hours across Cabot St.aits, and then across the Atlantic to England.

    Le Petit Nord or, Annals of a Labrador Harbour

  • ” But indeed Tom always talked of our buiks, as if they had been as regular products of the soil as our aits and our birks.

    Paras. 50-73

  • St. Julian, he passed the St.aits of Magellan, and sailed northward along the coast, harming no man, but taking every man's treasure until the ship was full.

    Beginnings of the American People

  • The commission as Governor of Newfoundland, which now included Labrador from Hudson's St.aits to the St. John's River, the island of Anticosti, the islands off the Labrador coast, and the Madelines in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, had again been conferred on Captain (afterwards Admiral Lord) Graves.

    The Life of Captain James Cook


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