Definition of Spait
1. spate [n -S] - See also: spate
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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. ..."