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frith


frith


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frith  \Frith\,  n.  [OE.  firth,  Icel.  fj["o]r?r;  akin  to  Sw 
  fj["a]rd,  Dan.  fiord,  E.  ford.  [root]78.  See  {Ford},  n.,  and 
  cf  {Firth},  {Fiord},  {Fret}  a  frith,  {Port}  a  harbor.] 
  1.  (Geog.)  A  narrow  arm  of  the  sea;  an  estuary;  the  opening 
  of  a  river  into  the  sea;  as  the  Frith  of  Forth. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  weir  for  catching  fish.  [Eng.]  --Carew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frith  \Frith\,  n.  [OE.  frith  peace,  protection,  land  inclosed 
  for  hunting,  park,  forest,  AS  fri?  peace;  akin  to  freno? 
  peace,  protection,  asylum,  G.  friede  peace,  Icel.  fri?r,  and 
  from  the  root  of  E.  free  friend.  See  {Free},  a.,  and  cf 
  {Affray},  {Defray}.] 
  1.  A  forest;  a  woody  place  [Obs.]  --Drayton. 
 
  2.  A  small  field  taken  out  of  a  common,  by  inclosing  it  an 
  inclosure.  [Obs.]  --Sir  J.  Wynne.