Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tempestuous.
  • Waste; desolate; dreary.

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Examples

  • About the end o 'July there cam' a spell o 'weather, the like o't never was in that countryside; it was lown an' het an 'heartless; the herds couldnae win up the Black Hill, the bairns were ower weariet to play; an' yet it was gousty too, wi 'claps o' het wund that rummled in the glens, and bits o 'shouers that slockened naething.

    Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Ghost Stories

  • About the end o 'July there cam' a spell o 'weather, the like o' 't never was in that countryside; it was lown an 'het an' heartless; the herds couldnae win up the Black Hill, the bairns were ower-weariet to play; an 'yet it was gousty too, wi' claps o 'het wund that rummled in the glens, and bits o' shouers that slockened naething.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • About the end o 'July there cam' a spell o 'weather, the like o't never was in that country side; it was lown an' het an 'heartless; the herds couldnae win up the Black Hill, the bairns were ower weariet to play; an' yet it was gousty too, wi 'claps o' het wund that rumm'led in the glens, and bits o 'shouers that slockened naething.

    Merry Men

  • --- Is it not an unco lucre o 'gain wad bring this Dousterdivel out in a blast o' wind like this, at twal o'clock at night, to thir wild gousty wa's?

    The Antiquary

  • ` ` I would never have thought for a moment of staying in that auld gousty toom house, '' answered Ratcliffe, ` ` but that use and wont had just gien me a fancy to the place, and I'm just expecting a bit post in't. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • -- Is it not an unco lucre o 'gain wad bring this Dousterdivel out in a blast o' wind like this, at twal o'clock at night, to thir wild gousty wa's?

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • “I will not go with Lilias, madam,” answered the spoiled child, who had more than once carried his point by perseverance, and who, like his betters, delighted in the exercise of such authority, — “I will not go to Lilias’s gousty room — I will stay and see that brave warrior who comes riding so gallantly along the drawbridge.”

    The Abbot

  • “I would never have thought for a moment of staying in that auld gousty toom house,” answered Ratcliffe, “but that use and wont had just gien me a fancy to the place, and

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "I would never have thought for a moment of staying in that auld gousty toom house," answered Ratcliffe, "but that use and wont had just gien me

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 1

  • Dousterdivel out in a blast o’ wind like this, at twal o’clock at night, to thir wild gousty wa’s? — and amna I a bigger fule than himsell to bide here waiting for him?”

    The Antiquary

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