oxter

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oxter

(ˈɒkstə)
n
dialect Scot and Irish and Northern English the armpit
[C16: from Old English oxta; related to Old High German Ahsala, Latin axilla]
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oxter

[ˈɒkstəʳ] N (Scot) → axila f
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No, the rash on your oxters isn't the bubonic plague, no that disease isn't making a comeback and no we shouldn't be stocking up tins in an underground bunker just in case.
PUNDITS have been up to their oxters looking for reasons to oppose the Gold Cup star but I'm having none of it
I had the idea of swapping oysters for oxters – and it worked, even though there's no mention of armpits in the original.
It's my mother and her sons and daughters and their sons and daughters, three generations of the family are still working hard for Coolderry and for me to be on the other side of the fence on Sunday, I'd say it's more difficult for my family than for me because I'm involved, I'm up to my oxters in Ballyboden.
except that we botched the birth, you see, arse over tip, up to our oxters in bright red blood, the misshapen foetus scrabbing feebly away at the face of death, and the mother howling her entrails out .
Oxters, armpits; coyne, to turn; dunch, to collide; bullockers, ordinary marbles; glass allies, glass marbles; skeets, shoes, or to hurry, get your skeets on.
There's fantastic football, superb male totty, and cringe moments like Dick Advocaat's big dripping oxters during a nerve-wracking match.
This is achieved through meditative digressions sculpted with a Parisian whisper of surrealism ("only to listen to melancholy and beautiful / violins under the oxters weeping madonnas / in the plinth fields from Kilfenora") and the beat affinity for compiling comic lists that contain a cultural critique.
I'm even old enough to remember going to school in a thick impenetrable fug, the lights taken off my brother's bike and attached front and back to a snake belt pulled up under the oxters of my duffle coat.
If you've spent the last week up to your oxters in a tin of Quality Street and your clothes are beginning to shrink, don't bother planning boring New Year diets or gym memberships.
The comfort of hot boiled eggs, cut up rough; the word oxters at my command.
Think of the poor couples who tied the knot in August when we had flood warnings, and brides were up to their oxters in puddles as they froze for their photos.