Ort Ort ([^o]rt), n.; pl. {Orts} ([^o]rts). [Akin to LG. ort, ortels, remnants of food, refuse, OFries. ort, OD. oorete, ooraete; prob. from the same prefix as in E. ordeal + a word akin to eat.] A morsel left at a meal; a fragment; refuse; -- commonly used in the plural. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Let him have time a beggar's orts to crave. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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