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ait

 (āt)
n. Chiefly British
A small island.

[Middle English eit, from Old English īgeth, diminutive of īg, īeg, island; see island.]
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ait

(eɪt) or

eyot

n
dialect an islet, esp in a river
[Old English ӯgett small island, from ieg island]
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ait

(eɪt)

n. Brit.
a small island, esp. in a river.
[before 900; Middle English eyt, Old English ȳgett, diminutive of ieg, īg island. See island]
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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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References in classic literature ?
Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls deified among the tiers of shipping and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city.
AITS will benefit from PurpleLeap's PL-ACE program through this partnership.
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