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  • noun dialectal, dated earth

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Examples

  • Maybe the great anes o 'the yerth get sic a forlethie (_surfeit_) o' grand'ur 'at they're for nae mair, an' wad perish like the brute beast.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • Dar ain '' oom fer all de yerth ter strut roun 'wid dey han's in dey pockets en dey nose tu'nt up des caze dey's hones'.

    The Battle Ground

  • Den he drap right ter de yerth, en I des stop long enough ter put a tin bucket on my haid 'fo' I began ter crawl atter Marse Dan.

    The Battle Ground

  • A huge negro woman hanging on a side-gate on Clay Street was shouting in a piping voice about Jasper and the sun, and telling to several dumb listeners that "she wuz gwine ter be dar ef de Lord 'sparred' her an 'it wuz de las' thing she done on de yerth."

    John Jasper: The Unmatched Negro Philosopher and Preacher

  • Maybe the great anes o 'the yerth get sic a forlethie (surfeit) o' gran'ur 'at they

    Malcolm

  • I doobt gien the Lord war to come to me noo, he wadna fin 'muckle faith i' my pairt o 'the yerth.

    The Marquis of Lossie

  • 'Laddie! laddie! wha on the face o' God's yerth thinks the waur o 'ye for a wrang dune ye?

    Heather and Snow

  • "Love's Leap," he averred, with a wise nod of his head in that direction, "tho't every body on top side th 'yerth hed heern tell erbout thet cross up thar, hit's bin tole er thousan' er moe times."

    " Eagle Clippings " by Jack Thorne, Newspaper Correspondent and Story Teller, A Collection of His Writings to Various Newspapers

  • Also in the City of London, that is to me so dear and sweet, in which I was forth grown, and more kindly love have I to that place, than any other in yerth, as every kindely creature hath full appetite to that place of his kindly ingendure, and to wilne rest and peace in that stede to abide, thilke peace should thus there have been broken, which of all wise men is commended and desired.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)

  • Also in the City of London, that is to me so dear and sweet, in which I was forth grown, and more kindly love have I to that place, than any other in yerth, as every kindely creature hath full appetite to that place of his kindly ingendure, and to wilne rest and peace in that stede to abide, thilke peace should thus there have been broken, which of all wise men is commended and desired.

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets

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