Definition of Gousty
1. dreary [adj GOUSTIER, GOUSTIEST] - See also: dreary
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Literary usage of Gousty
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Antiquary by Walter Scott (1878)
"... was taen up on ane at Saint James's Fair, and keepit in the auld kirk at Kelso the haill day and night; and a cauld gousty place it was, I'se assure ye. ..."
2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"Thus we are led to the Sc. gousty, waste, desolate, dreary in consequence of extent or emptiness ; then as loneliness and darkness (which acts by rendering ..."
3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"gousty, adj. 1. Waste, desolate ; dreary in consequence of extent or ... Tempestuous; as, "a gousty day," Roxb.; merely a slight change from E. gutty. ..."
4. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1873)
"'A gousty where tho wind enters at all spot,' said of a ruined building points. Gowa ! go we, or let us be going. Gowd, gold. ' Gowdie wark,' gilding. ..."