a seaport in SW Scotland.
Ayrshire (def 2).
The Ayr is a lovely river, and you tell me you have never explored it.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume 2 Alexander Leighton
Send your son to Ayr: if he do weel here, he’ll do weel there.
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
By and by we went on to the monument, the strange classic temple that had loomed out of the twilight as we came to Ayr.
The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
He threw him ower the brig of Ayr into the water, and he was drowned.
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles Lever
Sir David and Malcolm, promptly mounting their gallant steeds, proceeded in full gallop for the port of Ayr.
The Eve of All-Hallows, Vol. 3 (of 3) Matthew Weld Hartstonge
Yet, from Burns’s poem we would gather that this latter lived in Ayr.
Robert Burns Principal Shairp.
Send your son to Ayr; if he did weel here, he’ll do weel there.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood
They were all taken to Ayr, where the said Thomas Wylie died.
Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) John Howie
Meanwhile the Procession had wound its enormous length from Ayr along a road almost choked up with spectators.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844 Various
In Scotland it occurs in Ayr, and on the eastern side to Moray.
The Moths of the British Isles, First Series Richard South
a port in SW Scotland, in South Ayrshire. Pop: 46 431 (2001)
- Ayr stone
a fine-grained stone used for polishing marble and as a whetstone.
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air1 (def 8d). Historical Examples Eugene obeyed implicitly; and ayre, not without honest pride, recounted his Baden triumph. Father Stafford Anthony Hope It could not be said to rain, the waters like whole Rivers did flood in the ayre. Southern Literature From 1579-1895 Louise Manly ayre leant forward in his chair, and said: “How do […]
one of a Scottish breed of hardy dairy cattle having long, curving horns. Also called Ayr. a historic county in SW Scotland. Historical Examples Great numbers of cattle, sheep and pigs are raised for the market, and the Ayrshire horse is in high repute. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various […]