Definitions

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  • adj. Busy, industrious, diligent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as ithand.

Etymologies

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From Scots eident, Scottish form of ithand.

Examples

  • "eident" and so industrious, her heart warmed to the mason's apprentice, and she sent for him to her house.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • I'm looking about the country-side and I see but a horde of lameter privatemen and half-pay officers maimed in limb or mind sitting about the dram bottle, hoved up with their vain-glory, blustering and blowing, instead of being honest, eident lairds and farmers.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • The crowd now broke into a boisterous 'hooray,' as keen for the wedding as a moment before they had been eident for the funeral.

    Border Ghost Stories

  • He's richt sensible an 'eident whiles; but when the fey blude gets intil his heid, an' he gets into the middle o 'ony rig, he's juist as daft as the rochest haflin that ever fee'd.

    My Man Sandy

  • What sense is there in lamentation sae lang's God's eident settin richt a '!

    Heather and Snow

  • He wad but think I had gane ower to the enemy, an 'haud oot o' my gait as eident (diligently) as he hauds oot o 'hers.

    Malcolm

  • Janet was not altogether indulgent to these freaks, as she considered them, of Marget -- she had quite given up calling her Meg, "sin 'she took to the beuk so eident."

    David Elginbrod

  • 'What are ye readin' sae eident (diligent), man? 'asked John.

    Robert Falconer

  • Cheerful they were withal, for they soon began to flit hither and thither, following the motions of Jean's "eident hand" with most housewifely care.

    Olive A Novel

  • As an eident scholar he had his reward; for customers, especially during the latter years, when my sight was scarcely so good, came at length to be not very scrupulous as to whether their cloth was cut by the man or his master.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

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