groats

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n groats the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Groats Dried grain, as oats or wheat, hulled and broken or crushed; in high milling, cracked fragments of wheat larger than grits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • groats Oats or wheat from which the hull or outer coating has been removed and which is then crushed or used whole. Compare grit, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Groats grōts the grain of oats deprived of the husks.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. grot, AS. grātan,; akin to Icel. grautr, porridge, and to E. gritt, grout,. See Grout
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. grotes, prob. Ice. grautr, barley; cog. with A.S. grút, coarse meal.

Usage

In literature:

Not a groat have I received.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
I have horses, money, and owe nobody a groat; at any rate, nothing but what I could pay to-morrow.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
Of the coin in which payment is made the shouldering shouters of the sex have not a groat and can bear the situation with impunity.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
He must deal good strong strokes in battle, or he is not worth a groat.
"Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race" by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
Inverness to John O'Groat's.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
They have sailed the seas from John o' Groats to Tokio: and to them New York is merely a jaunt.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
I will be shot if he did not give me an English groat.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 2 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Without groats and more ye shall get nowt to drink in Calais town, save water.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
Set what you please against it, were it no more than a silver groat.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Give the lad a groat.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
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In poetry:

"Then give me leave, nobles and gentles, each one,
One song more to sing, and then I have done;
And if that it may not win good report,
Then do not give me a groat for my sport.
"The Beggar's Daughter Of Bethnal Green" by Henry Morley
"Then give me leave, nobles and gentles, each one,
One song more to sing and then I have done;
And if that itt may not winn good report,
Then doe not give me a Groat for my sport:
"The Beggar's Daughter of Bednall-Green" by Anonymous British
An' aye ower my heart a dark feydom is hingin',
In my lug there's a soun' o' dule ever ringin'
For him wha ne'er sleeps till he's droon't his last groat,
An' wha's back is ne'er happit wi' jacket or coat.
"Neebour Johnnie's Complaint" by Janet Hamilton
If prudence springs in single life,
It flourishes in man and wife.
He built a house for forty pound
Upon 'Squire Mundy's cottage ground;
Behav'd as peaceful tenants ought,
And paid the 'Squire a yearly groat.
"Happiness" by William Hutton
Your "Tam O'Shanter" is very fine,
Both funny, racy, and divine,
From John O'Groats to Dumfries
All critics consider it to be a masterpiece,
And, also, you have said the same,
Therefore they are not to blame.
"Robert Burns" by William Topaz McGonagall
The door is open,--Heigho!
This pair will claim neither crown nor groat,
The man has gripped his garden spade
As if he would dig his grave in the snow;
The boy has the face of a saint, I trow;
His brow says, "I was not afraid!"
"A Mystery Play" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

Cooking with Jardin- Buckwheat Groats Asian Scramble.
Groats are anancient grain also known as Kashi.
Ester R Groat, 95, of Evans, died Saturday, Jan 29, 2000, in North Augusta.
Graveside services will be at a later date in Crawford Cemetery, Salamonca, N.Y. Groat, a native of Warren, Pa. Was a homemaker and a member of St Joseph Catholic Church.
Groat , Jensen to tie knot.
James Groat and Kayla Jensen.
Hall to marry Groat .
Rachel Dawn Hall and John DeMont Groat .
Danielle Green and Joel Groat .
Graveside services will be at a later date in Crawford Cemetery, Salamonca, N.Y. Groat , a native of Warren, Pa. Was a homemaker and a member of St Joseph Catholic Church.
Groat , 86, Ex-Queens State Judge.
William Budge Groat , a former State Supreme Court justice in Queens, died of a stroke Friday at the Booth Memorial Medical Center in Queens.
Cooking with Jardin-Buckwheat Groats Asian Scramble.
Groats are anancient grain also known as Kashi.
A groat is any grain that has been husked.
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