Laft

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Laft p. p. of Leave.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laft A Middle English preterit and past participle of leave.
    • n laft A dialectal (Scotch) form of loft.
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Usage

In literature:

Beside, thae knows, aw've laft yon lad, an' never a wick soul wi' him!
"Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine" by Edwin Waugh
A number of the congregation felt that day the advantage of sitting in the laft.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
An' haa 'n yo' laft 'em all daan at Rehoboth?
"Lancashire Idylls (1898)" by Marshall Mather
One o' its een is lower set than t' other; an t' reet looks up, while t' laft looks down.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
I remonstrated with the chattel, who laft in my face.
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
I told em that I cood do nuthin for em; but they laft me to skorn.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume II. (of X.)" by Various
With a sudden jump he would fix Pete Todd's youngest boy catching flies at the laft window.
"Auld Licht Idylls" by J. M. Barrie
We are never in more danger ov being laft at than when we are laffing at others.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
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In poetry:

The cat, wi' ae loup, took up to the laft,
An' frae there, where she could see
She sat, but aye on that stranger man
She keepit a reid, reid e'e.
"The Fiddler O' Boglebriggs" by Alexander Anderson