Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of yeasty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective See yeasty.

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Examples

  • Thus has he—and many more of the same bevy, that I know the drossy age dotes on—only got the tune of the time and outward habit of encounter, a kind of yesty collection which carries them through and through the most fond and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out.

    Act V. Scene II. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • Thus has he, and many more of the same bevy that I know the drossy age dotes on, only got the tune of the time and outward habit of encounter; a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most fond and winnowed36 opinions; and do but blow them to their trials, the bubbles are out.

    Act V. Scene II

  • Thus has he -- and many more of the same bevy that I know the dressy age dotes on -- only got the tune of the time and outward habit of encounter; a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most fond and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out.

    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • Thus has he (and many more of the same breed, that, I know, the drossy age dotes on,) only got the tune of the time, and outward habit of encounter; a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most fond and winnow'd Opinions; and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out.

    The plays of William Shakespeare. In fifteen volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators

  • a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most fanned and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out,

    Hamlet

  • V. ii.199 (334,4) a kind of yesty collection, which carries them through and through the most fond and winnowed opinions] [W: most fann'd] This is a very happy emendation; but I know not why the critic should suppose that _fond_ was printed for _fann'd_ in consequence of any reason or reflection.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

  • He is my MP and a close personal friend - in fact I saw him yesty.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • The _essentia bina_ should be mixed with some finings, and roused into the tun soon after the yesty head gathers pretty strong, in order to undergo the decomposing power of fermentation, part of it being prone to float on the surface of the beer under the form of a flying lee.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

  • One of the very words adduced by Mr. White (_yeasty_) is spelt _yesty_ in the Folio.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • But there broke, the next morning, a clear sky of sunshine and an open though still yesty sea -- and we sang, and became thoughtless and gay again.

    Tramping on Life An Autobiographical Narrative

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