sett

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sett (plural setts)

  1. The system of tunnels that is the home of a badger.
  2. The pattern of distinctive threads and yarns that make up the plaid of a Scottish tartan.
  3. A small, square-cut piece of quarried stone used for paving and edging.
    • 1911, Encyclopædia Britannica, Aberdeen
      Very durable grey granite has been quarried near Aberdeen for more than 300 years, and blocked and dressed paving "setts," kerb and building stones, and monumental and other ornamental work of granite have long been exported from the district to all parts of the world.
    • 1912, Joseph Conrad, A Personal Record, chapter 7
      Three horses trotted abreast, with the clatter of hoofs on the granite setts, and the yellow, uproarious machine jolted violently behind them, [...]
    • 1920, D.H.Lawrence, Women in Love, chapter 26
      The old market-square was not very large, a mere bare patch of granite setts, usually with a few fruit-stalls under a wall.
    • 2013 November 16, Tim Richardson, “The JFK memorial at Runnymede is fit to stand forever: Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe's wonderful tribute to JFK at Runnymede hinges on the power of landscape [print edition: A memorial to JFK fit to stand forever]”, The Daily Telegraph (Gardening), page G8:
      This path, which consists of some 60,000 setts laid directly into the earth, is perhaps the single most noteworthy 'feature' of the design, lending the whole conception a feeling of unity and coherence, enhancing the sense that one has been absorbed into both the place and the journey through it.

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sett

  1. obsolete spelling of set

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Faroese[edit]

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sett

  1. supine of seta - set, put

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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sett

  1. past participle of sjå
  2. past participle of setja, setje, setta and sette
  3. imperative of setta and sette

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sett

  1. Third-person singular present of settan

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sett

  1. supine of se.