Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
ASHET(T), Aschet, Ass(i)et, Ashad, n. An oval, flat plate or dish, generally large, on which a joint or other food is served. Gen.Sc. (Unknown in St.Eng. or Eng. dialect.) [′ɑʃət Sc.; ′ɑʃəd Cai.]
Sc. 1782 J. Sinclair Ob. Sc. Dial. 146:
An asset, a small dish, or plate. Sc. 1858 E. B. Ramsay Reminisc. (1860) 260:
The plate on which a joint or side-dish was placed upon the table, was an ashet. Sc. 1923 R. A. Taylor The End of Fiammetta 76:
I wad gie elfin scarlet cates On ashets coloured fine. Cai. 1932 3 :
Ashad = ashet. In common use. Inv. 1725 W. Mackay (ed.) Ltr. Bk. of Bailie J. Steuart 236:
Two large flat dishes for roast or boiled meat, and few ashetts ditto. Abd.(D) 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb 279:
Samie 'imsel' cuttit feckly, . . . on a muckle ashet, wi's fir gullie, 't I pat an edge on till 'im for the vera purpose. Lth. 1819 J. Thomson Poems 74:
Assiets oval, round, and square, Puddin plates the best o' ware. Arg. 1907 N. Munro Daft Days iii.:
“I'm long of coming, like Royal Charlie,” Kate proceeded, as she passed the ashets on to Miss Dyce. Kcb. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 22:
Aschet, the king of the trencher tribe. Some time ago they were made of pewter . . . and stood on the loftiest skelf [of the dresser] like so many shields.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Ashet(t) n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Feb 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/ashett>
Try an Advanced Search