firth

Part of speech: noun

An arm of the sea.

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Usage examples "firth":

  1. There Olaf, whose strength had been tried to the utmost, had the upper hand, and again broke the back of the dead wizard; but, seeing that that had been of no avail before, he took the body, swam out to sea with it, and sank it deep in the firth. - "Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race", Maud Isabel Ebbutt.
  2. We were rowed over in a small boat to the Edinburgh steamer in the Firth of Forth. - "Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie", Andrew Carnegie.
  3. At that time the coast was lighted at a single point, the Isle of May, in the jaws of the Firth of Forth, where, on a tower already a hundred and fifty years old, an open coal- fire blazed in an open chaufer. - "The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls", Jacqueline M. Overton.