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  • n. Plural form of eyot.


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  • Riding to the eastwards, and skirting the river some four miles below the town, she and her knights forded it at a spot where some low long islands, or 'eyots' as we call them on the Thames, lay in this part of the Loire.

    Joan of Arc

  • As they went, the knight fell a-talking to Birdalone, and that without any of the covert jeering which he had used erewhile; and he showed her places in the dale, as caverns under the burgs, and little eyots in the stream, and certain stones amongst the

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Now were the days wearing toward wheat-harvest, and nought befel to tell of, save that on a morn the witch-wife called Birdalone to her, and said: Now is little to be done till the wheat is ready for the hook, and thy days are idle; or what is that word that fell from thee that other day, that there be good swims for fish about the eyots?

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Albeit, less than a half mile from the shore lay two eyots, as it might have been on the salt sea; but one of these sat low down on the water, and was green and well bushed, but the other, which lay east of it, and was nigher to the shore, was high, rocky, and barren.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • And they had their fishing-gear with them, and angled off the eyots a good part of the day, and had good catch, and swam back therewith merrily.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Wore the days thenceforth merrily; and one day it was delight in the wide meads, and another they went a long way west along the water-side, and so into another meadow-plain, smaller than their home — plain, which Birdalone had never erst come into; and three eyots lay off it, green and tree-beset, whereto they swam out together.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • They pause at intervals to rest under cover of the tall reeds and on the eyots.

    Stuka Pilot

  • Still there are dangerous places even before we come there: rocks and stony eyots in the stream.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Far to the west in a haze lay the meres and eyots through which it wound its way to the Greyflood: there countless swans housed in a land of reeds.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • The burning, suffocating heat of the summer "in the States," caused me to pant after the cool shade of the old Prebend's walk at Saint Canon's; and call to mind those inviting lawns and osiered eyots along the

    She and I, Volume 2 A Love Story. A Life History.


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