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laigh

[leykh]Scot.
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adjective, adverb
  1. low1.
noun
  1. a small valley or hollow.

Origin of laigh

1325–75; Middle English (Scots). See low1
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Examples from the Web for laigh

Historical Examples

  • Hornie did the Laigh Kirk watchJust like a winking baudrons.

    Literary and General Lectures and Essays

    Charles Kingsley

  • Our road lies through the fertile "Laigh of Moray," one of the richest wheat districts in the Empire and as beautiful as fertile.

  • Then there was a turmoil indeed to speak about, for all the men of the laigh shore crowded round us, and knives were drawn.

    Tales of Our Coast

    S. R. Crockett

  • But, as so often happened in like circumstances, this improvised ladder was “three ells too laigh.”

  • But “laigh down,” I think, means merely “on lower ground than Hardhaughswire.”


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