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- (dialectal, dated) earth
1875, Various, Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Vol. XV., No. 85. January, 1875.:
- Maybe the great anes o' the yerth get sic a forlethie (surfeit) o' grand'ur 'at they're for nae mair, an' wad perish like the brute beast.
1902, Ellen Glasgow, The Battle Ground:
- Den he drap right ter de yerth, en I des stop long enough ter put a tin bucket on my haid 'fo' I began ter crawl atter Marse Dan.