Definitions starting with E

ID #1806


/i'ystad/ [nautical; cf. Brit. dial, North, West easter eastern EDD, US dial. North east'ard ADD] n., adj., adv, eastern; eastward: 1918 See him to the easterd (Parsons 83). 1936 Eastud Parade (Eastern Parade, a sportsfield) (Dupuch 123). Briar Rock way up Holmes Bay. Right to the eastard the base now (Eleu.). cf. NORTH'ARD, SOUTHARD, WEST'ARD (Gen.)

I goin to eastard for you [alluding to Egypt or possibly Turks and Caicos Islands, places associated with magic and obeah respectively] phr. I'll pursue you with witchcraft (a threat, now considered humorous). (Inagua)

Tags: adjective, adverb, nautical, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-18 18:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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