Definition of Airns
1. airn [n] - See also: airn
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Airns
Literary usage of Airns
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"airns, or Plough airns, sb. tho coulter, sock, &c. of a plough. Alwal. When an animal falls on its back, and cannot recover itself, it is said to have ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"airns O' A ... airns. To AIRT, va and я. 1. To set or place in or towards a certain direction ; as, " Lay them open, an* etri them east an' west." 2. ..."
3. The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia by John Mactaggart (1876)
"What a consequence ploughmen assume sometimes when they meet at forges—giving directions to Vulcan how they want their airns set—how the couter must hang to ..."