Airts



a direction.
to point out the way; direct; guide.
Historical Examples

These verses were written as a continuation to Burns’s “Of a’ the airts the wind can blaw.”
The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. Various

Anywhere—nowhere—everywhere; to ‘all the airts the wind can blaw.’
The Christian Hall Caine

Ere the morning light, the war-arrow was split into four splinters, and carried out to the four airts, through all Kesteven.
Hereward, The Last of the English Charles Kingsley

Our bedrooms are dismal dens, open to “a’ the airts the wind can blaw,” half furnished, and not by any means half clean.
Records of Later Life Frances Ann Kemble

It was during the honeymoon, as he calls it, that he wrote the beautiful “O a’ the airts the wind can blaw.”
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol X Various

These two stanzas were written as a continuation of Burns’s popular song, “Of a’ the airts the wind can blaw.”
The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I. Various

And he waved his hands to the four airts of heaven, and called us to hearken to the hills shaking themselves to pieces.
The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett

As the winds were coloured like the airts from which they blew, it was believed that they could be influenced by coloured objects.
Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

noun
(Scot) a direction or point of the compass, esp the direction of the wind; quarter; region

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