Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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A′GAIT, A′GATE, adv.

1. On the road, afoot, going about (esp. after illness). Sc. 1825 Jam.2:
Ye're air agait the day.
Sc. 1874 Hislop Sc. Anecd. 215:
They're unco shauchlin [sc. shoon], and aiblins may gar me cowp i' the glaur, when I gang agate.
Mry. a.1927:
He wis agait early.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
Agate, on foot; out and about.

2. Away. Sc. 1822 A. Cunningham Trad. Tales II. 290:
Though it's sinful-like to send the poor messenger a mile agate with a lie in his mouth without a glass of brandy.
em.Sc. 1920 J. Black Airtin' Hame 63:
I've been far awa', As far agate as London toon.
Gall. 1900 R. J. Muir Mystery of Muncraig 58:
“I have found her.” “Eh? Where?” “Nae farrer agate than Barcloy.”

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