Frith

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Frith A forest; a woody place.
    • Frith A kind of weir for catching fish.
    • Frith (Geog) A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth. Also called firth.
    • Frith A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an inclosure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frith Peace; security; freedom from molestation. In modern use only with reference to Anglo-Saxon law, in which the essential ideas indicated by the word were:
    • n frith A treaty or agreement of peace made between two contending kingdoms or districts.
    • n frith A piece of land inclosed for the preservation of game; a park or forest for game; hence, a forest or woody place in general; a hedge; a coppice.
    • n frith A small field taken out of a common.
    • n frith Ground overgrown with bushes or underwood; a field which has been taken from woods.
    • frith To protect; guard.
    • frith To inclose; fence in, as a forest or park.
    • n frith A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea: used specifically in Scotland only, where firth is the commoner form: as, the Firth of Forth; the Frith of Clyde.
    • n frith A kind of weir for catching fish; a kind of net.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Frith frith a narrow inlet of the sea, esp. at a river-mouth.
    • n Frith frith peace
    • n Frith frith forest.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. frith, peace, protection, land inclosed for hunting, park, forest, AS. frið, peace; akin to frenoð, peace, protection, asylum, G. friede, peace, Icel. friðr, and from the root of E. free, friend. See Free (a.), and cf. Affray Defray
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. (ge)fyrhðe.

Usage

In literature:

The lovely frith or bay, with its numerous inlets, islands, and surrounding bright green hills, lay at our feet.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Frith, a park or game preserve, is probably more often the origin of a surname than the other frith (Chapter XII).
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Witnesses for the defendant, Messrs. Edward Burne-Jones, Frith, and Tom Taylor.
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" by James McNeill Whistler
They crossed the Frith of Forth by a ferry, at a place where it was about five miles wide.
"Rollo in Scotland" by Jacob Abbott
We have letters in this year to Mr. Thomas Hood, Miss Pardoe, Mrs. Trollope, and Mr. W. P. Frith.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens refers, in a letter to Mrs. Watson, to his portrait by Mr. Frith, which was finished at the end of 1858.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
A small kind of salmon; the earliest in the Solway Frith.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A favorable wind enabled us to sight the Orkneys on the afternoon following our departure from the Frith of Forth.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Frith, of whom we have heard, was one of these.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
The province of Moray, or Murray, is a large district in the north-east of Scotland, bounded by the Moray Frith on the north-east and north.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Foweles in the frith,
The fisses in the flod,
And I mon waxe wod;
Mulch sorwe I walke with
For best of bon and blod.
"Foweles In The Frith" by Anonymous British
We come in one tumultuous tide,--
One surge of wild emotion,--
As crowding through the Frith of Clyde
Rolls in the Western Ocean;
"For The Burns Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But O, if in her gorgeous dress,
Nature in all her loveliness
The world encomium should command,
'Tis on this narrow frith of land;
"Descriptive Voyage From New York To Aspinwall" by James Madison Bell
The white-faced halls, the glancing rills,
And catch at every mountain head,
And o'er the friths that branch and spread
Their sleeping silver thro' the hills;
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 131" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The white-faced halls, the glancing rills,
And catch at every mountain head,
And o'er the friths that branch and spread
Their sleeping silver thro' the hills;
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Awake on your hills, on your islands awake,
Brave sons of the mountain, the frith, and the lake!
'Tis the bugle -— but not for the chase is the call;
'Tis the pibroch’s shrill summons — but not to the hall.
"Flora Macivor's Song" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

Joanna was born October 4, 1964 in Harlan, KY to the late Ralph "Buck" Frith and Arbutis Frith.
"The Derby Day ," by William Powell Frith.
Cleveland '95 producer Greg Frith and Mary Kay Cabot talks Browns-Giants.
Cleveland '95 producer Greg Frith and Mary Kay Cabot.
Composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist Fred Frith is revisiting his trailblazing "dance music" album, Gravity, in concert this Saturday night at Slim's in San Francisco.
Knox County election chief Frith shredded harassment memo.
Scott Frith 's letter of reprimand.
Guitarist Fred Frith is not anybody's father's guitar hero, but a player and thinker with his own particular range of interests and ideas.
These advanced materials are developed in-house using the dynamometer test facilities at our friction technical centre in Chapel-en-le-Frith, UK and will be pr...
Andrew Quintana, left, watches as Mike Frith takes a hit from a joint at the 4/20 smoke-out on the University of Colorado campus April 20.
Fred Frith Dependable Phantoms (for Hans) Guitar Solos Rec rec 0:00:00 ().
A Life, From Winterslow to Frith Street by Stanley Jones Oxford University Press (Clarendon Press), 397 pp.
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In science:

Frith reported that the APM survey area may be 25 percent deficient in galaxies out to z ∼ 0.1.
Nearby Large-Scale Structures and the Zone of Avoidance: A Conference Summary and Assessment
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