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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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EASTART, EASTARD, Eastirt, adj., adv., n. Sc. (I. and coast) forms of Eng. eastward (Sh.10, Ork.5, Cai.7, Bnff.2, Abd.9, Ags.18, Slg.3, Bwk.2, Arg.1 1942). [′istərt(d), ′ɛst-, Cai. + ′eistərd]Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 41–42:
For to the eastard she her course had bent, An' as the burnie led still down-ward went.
Dmb. 1777 Weekly Mag. (20 Feb.) 274:
Frae the eastart comes a gathering show'r.
Bnff. 1887 W. M. Philip Covedale 55:
There's some houp that a schooner that came round the Eastirt Heid may see them.
Lth. 1920 A. Dodds Songs of the Fields 23:
And, eastart by Pencaitland, It brings ye to the sea.
Bch. 1929 J. Milne Dreams o' Buchan 44:
An' took the east'art road that twines By Lachlan's throwe the moss.

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