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Definitions of Wey

  1. To weigh.
  2. Way; road; path.
  3. A certain measure of weight.
  4. A measure or weight different with different articles- 182 lbs. wool, 40 bushels salt or corn, 48 bushels oats, etc.
  5. In weights, a certain measure or weight, which differs in different articles; of wool, 182 lbs.; of corn or salt, 40 hushels; of oats or barley, 48 bushels.
  6. A measure of weight, varying with different articles.
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Usage examples for Wey

  1. The Selborne stream makes one branch of the Wey and meeting the Black- down stream at Hedleigh, and the Alton and Farnham stream at Tilford- bridge, swells into a considerable river, navigable at Godalming; from whence it passes to Guildford, and so into the Thames at Weybridge; and thus at the Nore into the German Ocean. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  2. In Edgar's reign the price was fixed by law, to prevent it getting into the hands of the foreigner too cheaply; a wey or weigh, was to be sold for 120d. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  3. It rises from the bridge crossing the Wey steep into blue air over the hill. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  4. The lord of the manor of Braboeuf had built a bridge over the Wey for a fair on St. Matthew's Day. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  5. " 'Fower ike those, wey pitty, ' cried she, eagerly, as Rose brought out our box of large polished leaden tea- things. – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  6. Bump, bump 'pon 'e tail; bump, bump 'pon 'e bahk, wey da' fier bu'n. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  7. Trouble come bisitin' wey you lif; 'e mekky you' side puff; 'e mekky you' bre't' come so. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  8. We lived chiefly in the open air, on the heath, in the beautiful wood above the meadows of Brooklands, and in the neglected, picturesque inclosure of Portmore Park, whose tenantless, half- ruined mansion, and noble cedars, with the lovely windings of the river Wey in front, made it a place an artist would have delighted to spend his hours in. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  9. Whenever anything occurs in the radical movement which recalls ever so slightly the affair of which Nicoll was the scapegoat, his old friend will say, in his funny Jewish Cockney, 'That's always the wey like Nicoll's kise, for example. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  10. The milk of two good cows in twenty- four weeks was considered able to make a wey of cheese, and in addition half a gallon of butter a week; and the milk of 20 ewes was equal to that of 3 cows. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  11. Witch, 'e no dead ghos'- 'e life folks, wey you shekky han' wit'. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  12. The Wey runs halfway round the green, and is crossed by two grey and ancient bridges. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  13. The difference between the Wey here and the Wey at Eashing or Tilford is, of course its bed. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  14. The salmon, presumably, swam with the other " beast ffish" in the Wey – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  15. The travellers reached Alton in the cool of the evening, and were kindly received by a monk, who had charge of a grange just outside the little town, near one of the springs of the River Wey – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  16. In punishing offenders, he makes no man happy by death, but orders their hands and feet to be cut off, and then banishes them to an island called Pulo Wey – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr

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