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yett

[yet] /yɛt/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
gate.
Origin of yett
Scots form of gate1
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  • Is T. Triplett at London yett, or have you any great occasion to draw him up.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • I have not mett with father as yett but trust I shall tomorrow morning.

    Old Picture Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • As unknowen, and yet knowen; as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yett not kiled.

  • Yf thou carest not to liue in such a house as hell is, yett feare to dwell with such a companion as the Divel is.

    Diary of John Manningham John Manningham
  • Grace such satisfaction that I shall need neither to write more of it, nor of what is yett past.

  • The friar then drew the yett to, and walked on towards the castle, with his Grace leaning on his arm.

    Ringan Gilhaize John Galt
  • Aye, but its a sign o dead hens when the farmer rins after the fox that has loupit the yett.

  • Just in the heart of the brattle the grating of the yett turning on its rusty hinges was but too plainly heard.

  • If I were to find a fault in it, methinkes 'tis not masculine enough; yett he was a person of great courage.

British Dictionary definitions for yett

yett

/jɛt/
noun
1.
(Scot) a gate or door
Word Origin
Old English variant of gate1
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