Birt

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Birt bẽrt (Zoöl) A fish of the turbot kind; the brill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n birt A local English name of the turbot, Psetta maxima.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. byrte,; cf. F. bertonneau,. Cf. Bret Burt

Usage

In literature:

Let him fear, for now I swear That by Birting he shall fall.
"Targum" by George Borrow
E. Weston Birt (Tetbury).
"The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
As long as there was daylight enough left to see that cub, did George Birt stand and stare at the little beast.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
As long as there was daylight enough left to see that cub, did George Birt stand and stare at the little beast.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Notice the one standing fourth from us now; his name is Birt.
"Susan" by Amy Walton
Thomas Birt, Newland, } Magistrates The Rev.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
The Expedition to / Birting's Land / and Other Ballads / By / George Borrow / London: / Printed for Private Circulation / 1914.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise
Mr. Birt's, at Sutton, at both of which places he was much pitied, and handsomely relieved.
"The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew King of the Beggars; containing his Life, a Dictionary of the Cant Language, and many Entertaining Particulars of that Extraordinary Man" by Unknown
Of the first are the plaice, the but, the turbot, birt, fluke or sea flounder, doree, dab, etc.
"Elizabethan England" by William Harrison
Printed for J. and J. Bonwicke, S. Birt, W. Parker, C. Hitch, and E. Wicksteed.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
The first cause of discord in the royal family was the marriage of the queen dowager, Ingerid, to the above-mentioned liegeman, Ottar Birting.
"The Story of Norway" by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
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In poetry:

“Abelon is my father’s name;
He sits upon Birting’s throne:
Queen Ellina my mother is,
And that for truth is known.
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
It was Vidrik Verlandson,
He came unto Birting’s hill;
There black and dread lay Langben the Jutt,
He lay stretch’d out, and still.
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
Then out spoke Vidrik Verlandson,
And he spoke in wrathful mood;
“O, I’ll be first of the band, this day,
All through the Birting wood.”
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
They were three hundred valorous knights,
Unto Birting’s land that rode;
They go in quest of Langben the Jutt,
To the gloomy wood, his abode.
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
“And who am I, but Humble, the young,
A knight of Birting’s land;
Of hero race, whose fame extends
To the wide earth’s farthest strand.”
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
“Eight good castles, in Birting’s land,
As pledges for him I’ll set;
My sister too, the lily-cheek’d maid,
A fairer thou ne’er hast met:
"The Tournament (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow

In news:

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts starting safety Christian Birt has been dismissed from the football team for academic issues.
Naomi June Birt , 86, of Rushsylvania, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Monday, September 3, 2012.
Kyle Birt, 22, of 1000 Rush Avenue, was issued a summons for open container .
The son of Birt and Phoeba Miller Ford.
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In science:

In Susanne Preuß and Birte Schmitz, editors, Text Representation and Domain Model ling – ideas from linguistics and AI, pages 50 – 99.
Emphatic generation: employing the theory of semantic emphasis for text generation
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