- a river flowing through central Scotland into the Firth of Tay. 118 miles (190 km) long.
- Firth of, an estuary of the North Sea, off the coast of central Scotland. 25 miles (40 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for tay
Dwenty shillings a veek, and meals at the mittle of the tay.'Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
Whoever has the ball on Tay has to fling it at one of the two men inside the square.Blind Man's Lantern
Allen Kim Lang
“Why, you said the other day there was nothing like tay,” cried one of the men.Gil the Gunner
George Manville Fenn
The beef and mutton must follow; and in future I'm resolved to have my tay breakfast.Going To Maynooth
Bein' an ontrustable fool, an' thinkin' av anything but tay, I wint.Soldier Stories
- an Irish dialect word for tea
- Firth of Tay the estuary of the River Tay on the North Sea coast of Scotland. Length: 40 km (25 miles)
- a river in central Scotland, flowing northeast through Loch Tay, then southeast to the Firth of Tay: the longest river in Scotland; noted for salmon fishing. Length: 193 km (120 miles)
- Loch Tay a lake in central Scotland, in Stirling council area. Length: 23 km (14 miles)
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Word Origin and History for tay
mid-15c., from French teie, from Latin theca, from Greek theke (see theco-).
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