What does the word girt mean?

Usage examples for girt

  1. And at seven o'clock, precisely, a bugle- horn sounded in the children's quarters, and then four grotesque riders, each with a soldier hat made of newspaper, each with a bright sash girt round a dressing- gown, each with bare feet stuck into stout shoes, came storming down the stairs, and as soon as the lower floor was reached, each mounted on a hobby- horse or stick, and with riot not to be told came knocking at Matty's door, at Beverly's, and at Tom's. – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  2. The nearer ranges stood out in dark purples and blues; behind and above towered the snow- clad heights which, looking down on to the Mediterranean shores, knew of the life and bustle of its sea- girt towns. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  3. Tostig sprang to the vessel's side, and exclaimed, " The King, girt by his false counsellors, will hear us not, and arms must decide between us." – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton