Staith
Staith Staith (st[=a]th), n. [AS. st[ae][eth] a bank, shore, from the root of E. stead.] A landing place; an elevated staging upon a wharf for discharging coal, etc., as from railway cars, into vessels. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • staith — I Cleveland Dialect List a quay, a permanent stage or platform by the water side to facilitate shipping or landing goods; an enbankment or sea wall II North Country (Newcastle) Words often pronounced steeth or steith, a place to lay up and to… …   English dialects glossary

  • staith —  a warehouse on the bank of a navigable river. North. A wharf. North …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Staithman — Staith man ( man), n. A man employed in weighing and shipping at a staith. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hurries — Hur ries, n. A staith or framework from which coal is discharged from cars into vessels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In stead of — Stead Stead (st[e^]d), n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st[ a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta[thorn]s, and E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf. {Staith},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stead — (st[e^]d), n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st[ a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta[thorn]s, and E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf. {Staith}, {Stithy}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do stead — Stead Stead (st[e^]d), n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st[ a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta[thorn]s, and E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf. {Staith},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand in stead — Stead Stead (st[e^]d), n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st[ a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta[thorn]s, and E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf. {Staith},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wharf — A wharf is a landing place or pier where ships may tie up and load or unload.A wharf commonly comprises a fixed platform, often on pilings. They often serve as interim storage areas with warehouses, since the typical objective is to unload and… …   Wikipedia

  • River Hull — River The tidal barrier at the mouth of the river …   Wikipedia

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