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garth

 (gärth)
n.
1. An open quadrangle surrounded by a cloister.
2. Archaic A yard, garden, or paddock.

[Middle English, enclosed yard, from Old Norse gardhr; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

garth

(ɡɑːθ)
n
1. (Architecture) a courtyard surrounded by a cloister
2. archaic a yard or garden
[C14: from Old Norse garthr; related to Old English geard yard2]

garth

(ɡɑːθ)
n
dialect Northern English a child's hoop, often the rim of a bicycle wheel
[dialect variant of girth]

garth

(gɑrθ)

n.
an open courtyard enclosed by a cloister.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse garthr farm, farmyard, courtyard]
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Another member of the family appeared on the stairs -- Miss Garth, the governess.
No observant eyes could have surveyed Miss Garth without seeing at once that she was a north-countrywoman.
repeated Miss Garth, when the footman had answered the bell, and had mentioned his master's orders.
Quite as well," remarked Miss Garth, appearing at the breakfast-room door.
chimed in Miss Garth, when Magdalen came her way next.
Vanstone, entering the room while Miss Garth was making her quotation, with the dogs at his heels.
I'm the rake Miss Garth means; and I want to go to another concert -- or a play, if you like -- or a ball, if you prefer it -- or anything else in the way of amusement that puts me into a new dress, and plunges me into a crowd of people, and illuminates me with plenty of light, and sets me in a tingle of excitement all over, from head to foot.
Three months later he had renewed this bill with the signature of Caleb Garth.
Thus it came to pass that the friend whom he chose to apply to was at once the poorest and the kindest--namely, Caleb Garth.
Even when Caleb Garth was prosperous, the Vincys were on condescending terms with him and his wife, for there were nice distinctions of rank in Middlemarch; and though old manufacturers could not any more than dukes be connected with none but equals, they were conscious of an inherent social superiority which was defined with great nicety in practice, though hardly expressible theoretically.
Garth had a small office in the town, and to this Fred went with his request.
Garth, by his love for Mary and awe of her opinion.