Definition of Spait

1. spate [n -S] - See also: spate



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spait

spahee
spahees
spahi
spahis
spail
spails
spained
spaing
spaings
spaining
spains
spairge
spairged
spairges
spairging
spait (current term)
spaits
spake
spakely
spakest
spakona
spakonas
spald
spaldeen
spaldeens
spalding sign
spalds
spale
spales
spalike

Literary usage of Spait

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1. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"A flood, &c.j Add; " spait, spate, a torrent of rain ;" Gl. Sibb. ... A great fall of rain ; " a spait o1 rain," a secondary sense, borrowed from the effect ..."

2. Poems of the English Race by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1921)
"10 lead. That is. of the roof. Cf. line 127. 9 mickle of spait. Great of flood. stear. Stir. I» With plow-blades and sledge-hammers. ..."

3. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"A great fall of rain ; " a spait o' rain," S, Ï. Any thing that hurries men away like a flood. More. 4. ..."

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