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Oat meaning

oat - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A musical pipe made of oat straw.
  2. 2. A well- known cereal grass ( Avena sativa), and its edible grain; - commonly used in the plural and in a collective sense.
  3. 3. A kind of grass, and its seed ( used chiefly in the plural).
  4. 4. Eat, eaten.

oat - examples of usage

  1. Over those little islands, so far away to the north, out on the edge of the world, in winter- time darkness settles down at four o'clock or even earlier; and the islanders hurry through with their dinner of fish and oat- bread so as not to miss hearing the first story. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. Some settler is almost sure to get a glimpse of the visitor as he tops the snake- fence into the oat- field for his morning feed, and the rifle, or worse, the long muzzle- loading shot- gun which carries five buckshot at a charge, hangs by or over the wide fireplace. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  3. But he rode on, oat of sight, for the necessity which drove him forth did not permit much loitering if he would succeed in what he had set out to do. - "Lonesome Land", B. M. Bower.
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