eyot


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eyot

(aɪt)
n
(Physical Geography) rare Brit island
[variant of ait]

eyot

, ait - A small island in a river or lake is an eyot or ait.
See also related terms for lake.
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The second race began at the end of Chiswick Eyot, with Brookes on the inside Surrey station, and there was still only a seat between them at the Bandstand, where the river began to turn Cambridge's way.
A boy, reportedly eight years old, was also rescued from an embankment after he became separated from his mother, while seven people were evacuated from Chiswick Eyot when they were cut off by the rising tide.
Henry Fieldman, the Cambridge cox, learned his craft on the Tideway while at Latymer Upper School and he did well to keep the Light Blues in touch by the half-way mark at Chiswick Eyot.
Some, such as Eel Pie Island, Isleworth Air and Platt's Eyot, are already well known.
Monkey Island" derives not from the paintings in the pavilion, now the inn, but from the earlier, old English Monks Eyot, or Monk's Island.
But because we come from a position of defense, where we have to deal with foolishness like Catherine Stimpson's claim that characters never just come to an island but "to the eyot they came," a sentence that never appears in The Lord of the Rings--doh
Late bronze age ritual and habitation on a Thames Eyot at Whitecross Farm, Wallingford; the archaeology of the Wallingford bypass, 1986-92.