æstuary

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æstuary (plural æstuaries)

  1. Archaic spelling of estuary.
    • 1839, Frederic Madden, on Syr Gawayn and the Grene Knyȝt, in Syr Gawayne; pages 320–321:
      [] yet I cannot help thinking some allusion may be made to the “Chapel of the Grune,” which in the older maps of Cumberland is marked as existing on the point of land on the western coast running into the æstuary of the Wampool, not far from Skinbumess, which forms part of Allerdale ward, below Derwent, but its history I have in vain searched for in various topographical works.