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oaten

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj oaten of or related to or derived from oats "oaten bread"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oaten Consisting of an oat straw or stem; as, an oaten pipe.
    • Oaten Made of oatmeal; as, oaten cakes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oaten Made of the stem of the oat.
    • oaten Made of oats or oatmeal: as, oaten bread.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Oaten consisting of an oat stem or straw: made of oatmeal
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. áta, pl. átan.

Usage

In literature:

An oaten pipe, she had not the strains of a lyre.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
I was hungry, so hungry, that by way of dessert I finished up with a basin of thick oaten porridge.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
What brains of genius have been nourished on porridge and oaten cake in this country of ours!
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Janet looked, and by the light of Will o' Wisp she could just catch sight of their little oaten pipes.
"Stories from the Ballads" by Mary MacGregor
Leaves dropping down the honeyed dew, With oaten pipes as sweet as new.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
They gave me a big bowl of warm broth, some oaten cakes, and made me stay the night with them.
"The Enchanted Island" by Fannie Louise Apjohn
Sour milk and oaten bread never yet fed an athlete.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Give her a drink of milk and a bit of the oaten cake.
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
Here we dined on broiled kid, butter, cream, and oaten bread.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Madame de Maintenon practiced so much self-denial as to eat only oaten bread.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Thou wilt get nothing better than flat oaten cakes here.
"Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades" by Florence Holbrook
Then followed an ample baking of nice oaten cakes.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
Then the fox had fine oaten bread all the year, and the other one had fodder.
"More Celtic Fairy Tales" by Various
They drove in the open springless car in which he had brought down the oaten cake and ale.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
A loaf of oaten bread and a basin of skim milk, she had just heated, was placed before her father.
"Trevlyn Hold" by Mrs. Henry Wood
With us we had brought oaten bread and milk, and were well content.
"The Divine Adventure Volume IV" by Fiona Macleod
A culverin is but the whiff of an oaten pipe, compared with a hag upon her broomstick.
"Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)" by John P. Kennedy
These usually take the form of an oaten cake.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
But Isaiah lays down "the oaten pipe" and lifts again a brazen trumpet to his lips.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
The ordinary meal for the 'family' was barley or oaten bread, with milk when it could be had, and a little fish, perhaps sometimes eggs.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
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In poetry:

Great-grandad he
Built thickly wall
With maiden earth
And oaten strawl.
"Old Cob Wall" by Cicely Fox Smith
And just because he loves the lambs
He settles them for rest at noon,
And plays them on his oaten pipe
The very wonder of a tune.
"Pan" by Francis Ledwidge
Here is some milk and oaten cake.
Lie down and sleep and rest you fair,
Nor fear, O simple folk, to take
The bounty of a child of care.
"The Fourth Shepherd" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
That oaten pipe of hers is mute,
Or thrown away; but with a flute
Her loneliness she cheers:
This flute, made of a hemlock stalk,
At evening in his homeward walk
The Quantock woodman hears.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
Fools laugh at dreamers, and the dreamers smile
In answer, if they any answer make:
They know that Saxon Alfred could not bake
The oaten cakes, but that he snatched his Isle
Back from the fierce and bloody-handed Dane.
"Dreamers" by James Barron Hope
That with thee Nature wore a wrinkled face,
That not a leaf e'er shed its sylvan grace,
But, harden'd by their northern wind,
Rude, deceitful, and unkind,
Thy half-cloth'd sons their oaten cake denied,
Victims at once of penury and pride.
"Lines" by Sir John Carr

In science:

Murdoch, W., Oaten, A.: Predation and population stability.
Generalized modeling of ecological population dynamics
Murdoch W.W. and Oaten A., Predation and Population Stability, Adv.
Switching model with two habitats and a predator involving group defence
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