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- n. Alternative form of earsh.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The stubble of wheat or grass; a stubble field; eddish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A corn- or wheat-field which has been harvested; stubble; eddish.
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But it must be observed, there is a difference between "arrish" and
Putting all these facts together, I am inclined to think that "arrish" must first mean "land for tillage;" and that the connexion of the word with
And again, while I am quite familiar with the word "arrish," I never heard "arrishers," and I believe it is unknown in Devonshire.
Now arrish-mows -- little thatched stacks some eight feet high -- glimmered in the pale gilded stubbles of the fields; the orchards gleamed with promise; the foliage of the elms was at its darkest before the golden dawn of autumn.
She merely glanced at the garnered wheat and thought what a brief time the arrish geese, stuffing themselves in the stubble, had yet to live.
On sunny days they scattered and turned it, on wet days they banked it into heaps almost as tall as arrish-mows.
The Devonshire designation for this excellent sort of poultry -- known elsewhere as "stubble geese" -- is "arrish geese."