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firth British & World English

A narrow inlet of the sea; an estuary

Firth New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, J(ohn) R(upert) (1890–1960), English linguist

Firth, J. R. British & World English

(1890–1960), English linguist; full name John Rupert Firth. Firth was noted for his contributions to linguistic semantics and prosodic phonology and for his insistence on studying both speech sounds and words in context. He was a major influence on the development of systemic grammar

Moray Firth British & World English

A deep inlet of the North Sea on the NE coast of Scotland

Solway Firth British & World English

An inlet of the Irish Sea, separating Cumbria (in England) from Dumfries and Galloway (in Scotland)

Cromarty Firth British & World English

An inlet of the Moray Firth on the coast of Highland region, northern Scotland. The shipping forecast area Cromarty extends far beyond this, covering Scottish coastal waters roughly from Aberdeen in the south to John o’Groats in the north

Pentland Firth British & World English

A channel separating the Orkney Islands from the northern tip of mainland Scotland. It links the North Sea with the Atlantic

Tay, Firth of British & World English

The estuary of the River Tay, on the North Sea coast of Scotland. It is spanned by the longest railway bridge in Britain, a structure opened in 1888 that has 85 spans and a total length of 3,553 m (11,653 feet); its predecessor collapsed in a gale in 1879 while a passenger train was crossing it

Clyde, Firth of British & World English

The estuary of the River Clyde in western Scotland which separates southern Scotland to the east from the southern extremities of the Highlands to the north-west

Forth, Firth of British & World English

The estuary of the River Forth, spanned by a cantilever railway bridge (opened 1890) and a road suspension bridge (1964)

Clyde, Firth of New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

estuary of the River Clyde in SW Scotland

paint the Forth Bridge in Forth, Firth of British & World English

Used to indicate that a task is never-ending

paint the Forth Bridge British & World English

Used to indicate that a task is never-ending

John Rupert Firth in Firth, J. R. British & World English

(1890–1960), English linguist; full name John Rupert Firth. Firth was noted for his contributions to linguistic semantics and prosodic phonology and for his insistence on studying both speech sounds and words in context. He was a major influence on the development of systemic grammar