Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or into a state of stir; stirring.

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  • adjective Scotland Alternative form of astir.

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Examples

  • So I'll vow that the wine of a witch's cup is as fell liquor as ever did a kindly turn to a poor man's heart; and be they fiends, or be they witches, if they have red wine asteer, I'll risk a drouket sark for ae glorious tout on't. '

    Stories of Mystery

  • Dugalds, that ever wore bottomless breeks, driving about wi 'him, to set things asteer again, now we hae gotten them a' reasonably weel settled.

    Old Mortality, Volume 2.

  • Dugalds, that ever wore bottomless breeks, driving about wi 'him, to set things asteer again, now we hae gotten them a' reasonably weel settled.

    Old Mortality, Complete

  • Donald now re-entered, his visage considerably lengthened — “The tell’s i’ the folk,” he said; “the haill Hielands are asteer, I think.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Come away, Mrs. Dods — I am blithe to see you straight your legs on the causeway of our auld borough again — come in by, and we’ll see to get you some breakfast, for ye hae been asteer early this morning.”

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Dugalds, that ever wore bottomless breeks, driving about wi’ him, to set things asteer again, now we hae gotten them a’ reasonably weel settled.

    Old Mortality

  • i 'the folk, "he said;" the haill Hielands are asteer, I think.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • -- Come away, Mrs. Dods -- I am blithe to see you straight your legs on the causeway of our auld borough again -- come in by, and we'll see to get you some breakfast, for ye hae been asteer early this morning. "

    St. Ronan's Well

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