Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A grassy ridge left unplowed at the end of a plowed field.

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Examples

  • It is founded on an older ditty, beginning, "I'll rowe thee o'er the lea-rig."

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • What brought _you_ to Galloway, where the Celt sits on every hill-top, names every farm and lea-rig, and lights his

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • -- He lived, then, at the Cleikum, as I tell you, for mair than a fortnight, as quiet as a lamb on a lea-rig -- a decenter lad never came within my door -- ate and drank eneugh for the gude of the house, and nae mair than was for his ain gude, whether of body or soul -- cleared his bills ilka

    St. Ronan's Well

  • He lived, then, at the Cleikum, as I tell you, for mair than a fortnight, as quiet as a lamb on a lea-rig — a decenter lad never came within my door — ate and drank eneugh for the gude of the house, and nae mair than was for his ain gude, whether of body or soul — cleared his bills ilka Saturday at e’en, as regularly as

    Saint Ronan's Well

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