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- 1 English
- 2 Old English
- Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)
byre (plural byres)
- (chiefly Britain) A barn, especially one used for keeping cattle in.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 7, The China Governess:
- ‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw. Their faces looked as if snails had slimed on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared. […]’
- 1999, Neil Gaiman, Stardust, page 9 (2001 Perennial Edition):
- The visitors came up the narrow road through the forest from the south; they filled the spare-rooms, they bunked out in cow byres and barns.
a barn, especially one used for keeping cattle
- ambyre — favorable, fair
bȳre n (nominative plural bȳru)
- byre, see above