Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scottish weight of straw, from 14 to 16 stone tron.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Corse-Cleugh has panged it wi 'a kemple o' strae amaist, yet when the country's quiet, and the night very cauld, his Honour whiles creeps doun here to get a warm at the ingle, and a sleep among the blankets, and gangs awa in the morning.

    The Waverley

  • Corse-Cleugh has panged it wi 'a kemple o' strae amaist, yet when the country's quiet, and the night very cauld, his Honour whiles creeps doun here to get a warm at the ingle, and a sleep amang the blankets, and gangs awa in the morning.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • Honour, ye see, being under hiding in thae sair times -- the mair's the pity -- he lies a 'day, and whiles a' night, in the cove in the dern hag; but though it's a bieldy eneugh bit, and the auld gudeman o 'Corse-Cleugh has panged it wi' a kemple o 'strae amaist, yet when the country's quiet, and the night very cauld, his Honour whiles creeps doun here to get a warm at the ingle and a sleep amang the blankets, and gangs awa in the morning.

    Waverley

  • a kemple o 'strae amaist, yet when the country's quiet, and the night very cauld, his Honour whiles creeps doun here to get a warm at the ingle and a sleep amang the blankets, and gangs awa in the morning.

    Waverley — Volume 2

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  • A Scots measure of weight, for the Wordniks who list units of measure.

    December 19, 2010