Aits



a small island, especially in a river.
Historical Examples

Yon ‘s no a bad show o’ aits ye hae in the wast park the year, Hillocks; a’m thinkin’ the ‘ill buke weel.
The Days of Auld Lang Syne Ian MacLaren

Ye may as weel look for a white corby as beef in my pantry, or aits in my barn.
The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3) James Hogg

The surface of the river is broken by numerous little “aits” or islands.
England, Picturesque and Descriptive Joel Cook

It grew pease in the 96, and aits, good Angus aits, in the 97.
The Shepherd’s Calendar James Hogg

But indeed Tom always talked of our (p. 139) buiks as if they had been as regular products of the soil as our aits and our birks.
Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 6 John Gibson Lockhart

“A graund field o’ barley,” he says, and as sure as a ‘m stannin’ here, it wes the haugh field o’ aits.’
Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers Ian Maclaren

noun
(dialect) an islet, esp in a river
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