Strath

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strath A valley of considerable size, through which a river runs; a valley bottom; -- often used in composition with the name of the river; as, Strath Spey, Strathdon, Strathmore. "The long green strath of Napa valley."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strath In Scotland, a valley of considerable size, often having a river running through it and giving it its distinctive appellation: as, Strathspey (the valley of the Spey), Strathearn (the valley of the Earn), and Strathmore (the great valley).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strath strath in Scotland, an extensive valley through which a river runs.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gael. srath,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael. srath, a valley—L. strata, a street.

Usage

In literature:

I farm the greater part of the Strath.
"Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery" by George Borrow
STRATH, a valley through which a river runs.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
I would rule at Perth and he at Dundee, and all the great strath should be our own to the banks of the Firth of Tay.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
At the dales or straths.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
Morning dawned fair over the wide strath of Dee.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
After that dispersion, therefore, his parents went straight to Strath Clyde.
"Bolougne-Sur-Mer" by Reverend William Canon Fleming
Then the earl of Strath-more produced an act for toleration to all protestants in the exercise of religious worship.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
An excellent story is told of two witches in that strath, who performed extraordinary feats through Satanic power.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
In the strath, vale, and dale, we may expect to find the large, majestic, gently flowing river, or even the deeper or smaller lake.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
They were careful to pass through the hostile MacLeod country at night, and at break of day arrived in Strath, the country of the Mackinnons.
"The True Story Book"
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In poetry:

An' mine in a bloomin strath,
Wi' a river rowin by,
Wi' the green corn glintin i' the sun,
An' a lowin o' the kye;
"Hame" by George MacDonald
This vale of Peace, this glen close by,
Where deer and elk would often cry,
Of old saw the fleet-footed Fianti bound
In the strath of the west as they followed the hound.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Where o'er his red straths Gulban soars,
Were haunts well loved by savage boars,
And fine were the knolls on the blue mountain's face,
Where oft for King Fionn resounded the chase.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The Stewarts of Appin, Mackinnons of Strath,
MacDougalls of Lorn and the Gordons in wrath;
MacLeans and MacCluskays, and Robertsons too,
All shoulder to shoulder in bonnets of blue.
"Hail to Lochiel And Lovat" by Angus Cameron Robertson
While widow Riddel sat in her garden she heard an unusual sound,
And near by was her son putting some seeds into the ground,
And as she happened to look down into the little strath below
She espied a party of dragoons coming towards her very slow.
"The Nithsdale Widow and Her Son" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Miranda Technologies has appointed Strath Goodship to the post of CEO.
Girls' soccer roundup: Top-ranked Strath Haven tumbles.
It had been five games since the last time Morgan Glassford scored a goal for the Strath Haven girls' soccer team.
Girls' roundup: Strath Haven clinches Central League.
Senior Morgan Glassford was a force on the pitch as Strath Haven defeated visiting Haverford High, 2-0, Thursday to earn its third consecutive Central League girls' soccer title.
Strath Haven's Thomas Shiiba excels for Navy soccer.
Head to 7703 Strath Road in Varina for over 50,000 lights along with 125 inflatables.
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