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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carse kärs Low, fertile land; a river valley.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carse An obsolete form of cress.
    • n carse In Scotland, a stretch of fertile alluvial land along the side of a stream; the low-lying part of a valley that is watered by a river, as distinguished from the higher grounds: as, the carse of Gowrie; the carse of Stirling. Carses are now regarded by geologists as raised beaches or terraces.
    • n carse A dry measure formerly used in some parts of France.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carse kärs in Scotland, a stretch of alluvial land along the banks of some rivers.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of Celtic origin; cf. W. cars, bog, fen. carsen, reed, Armor. kars, korsen, bog plant, reed
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scot.; perh. from an obsolete word car, a fen; cf. Dan. kjær.


In literature:

But he had scarcely passed the minister's carse, when he met with Mrs. Glibbans returning.
"The Ayrshire Legatees" by John Galt
The lower ground, now rich agricultural land called the Carse, was then wholly swamp.
"In Freedom's Cause" by G. A. Henty
At various localities also in the silt of the Carse of Gowrie iron implements have been found.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
Where be we to get the firewood, and the clothing, and the dry bread, carse it!
"Eugene Aram, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This "mighty claret-shed at the Carse," and the ballad commemorative of it, belong to the 16th of October, 1789.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
If Carse gives me authority, I will dispose of her where she can be free to rove like the wild goats.
"The Billow and the Rock" by Harriet Martineau
Carse etait dans l'est, Mlle.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
An adjacent farm is called Carse of Trowan.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
Carse paused for a moment.
"The Bluff of the Hawk" by Anthony Gilmore
Hawk Carse did not miss the trembling in his voice.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
Say, Carse," he began again aloud into his microphone, "maybe Dr. Ku's come already.
"The Passing of Ku Sui" by Anthony Gilmore
Carse, though close, might not have heard, so intently was he watching.
"Hawk Carse" by Anthony Gilmore
I sat bolt-upright in bed and heard the unmistakable approach of footsteps coming down the corridor from Carse's bedroom.
"The Homicidal Diary" by Earl Peirce
Wheat has no business there, and should keep to the carses.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
It is 1012 ft. high, and commands a fine view of the Carse of Gowrie and the valley of the Tay.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Portrait by Carse, map, and twelve plates of scenery.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
It is situated on high ground overlooking the fertile Carse of Falkirk, 11 m. S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
Our friends, Mr. and Mrs. N., are the fortunate owners of Friars Carse estate.
"An American Four-In-Hand in Britain" by Andrew Carnegie
The very next neighbors of Burns were Mr. Miller, of Dalswinton, and Mr. Riddell, of Friars' Carse.
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
In the village of Errol, in the Carse of Gowrie, such depredations were not unfrequent.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor

In news:

Dianne Carse of Sistersville, W.Va. Peacefully passed away in Marietta Memorial Hospital on Nov 9, 2012, after a spirited battle with an extended illness.
Barbara Carse and Carol Tomlinson visited Peru in September and went to Machu Picchu, seen here, Lake Titicaca and more.
The Religious Case Against Belief by James P Carse Penguin, 227 pp.