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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Girt gẽrt imp. & p. p. of Gird.
    • a Girt (Naut) Bound by a cable; -- used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
    • n Girt gẽrt Same as Girth.
    • v. t Girt To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of; as, to girt a tree. "We here create thee the first duke of Suffolk,
      And girt thee with the sword."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n girt Preterit and past participle of gird.
    • girt Nautical, having her cables so taut, as a vessel when moored, as to prevent her from swinging to the wind or tide.
    • girt In entomology, same as braced, 2.
    • girt Same as gird.
    • n girt Same as girth.
    • n girt An obsolete preterit and past participle of gird.
    • n girt A beam; a small girder; a crosspiece in a frame.
    • girt To measure or have a girth of: as, the tree girts eight feet.
    • girt To measure by a girding-line.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Girt gėrt to gird
    • pa.p Girt of a ship moored so taut by her cables to two oppositely placed anchors as to be prevented from swinging to the wind or tide
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Girt (n.), cf. Girth (v.)


In literature:

Then a long, shadowy point girt about with spectral surf slipped by, and they were out in open water.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
They are cutting mortises in those girts.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
But the majority made for the hills, which girt the town like giants.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Tho' sitting girt with doubtful light.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
She was girt in by the ice of the Arctic seas.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
Her web's extremes a slender border girt, Where flowery wreathes, and twining ivy blend.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Extending up the drive were the Sea Girt, the Atlantic View, Shore Mansions, and finally, the Creek House.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
After a little time, each Emerson stands girt about with Hawthornes, Whittiers, Holmeses, and Lowells.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
My fourth is in band, but not in girt.
"Harper's Young People, July 6, 1880" by Various
To grassy meads girt all about by hollow wooded hills, Where theatre-wise the racing-course the midmost valley fills.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
He'd let on it was easy if it busted a girt.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
There is no record of his journey across the deep sounds and along the rock-girt shores of Lake Superior.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
A sash whose fringed ends hung down in front, girt her small waist.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
What is said of the inhabitants of the sea-girt islands of America?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
He wore a short tunic, girt close around him, and over it a linen breast-plate, strongly quilted.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
But it was different indeed while I was yet girt with the priceless robes of inexperience; then the fear was exquisite and infinite.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Was I a youth with Palme and Lawrell girt, And now an ould man shall I waite my fall?
"The Tragedy Of Caesar's Revenge" by Anonymous
Even the iron-girt Liberty Pole of New York was cut down by the red coats in 1776.
"The Little Book of the Flag" by Eva March Tappan
She was girt about with silently staring Moors.
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens
In this method of framing the sills, posts, girts and plates are made of heavy timber morticed and pinned together and braced with 4 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various

In poetry:

"Maiden, I saw your lover true,
All girt with red and green.
Upon his breast a rose tree grew
Where once your kiss had been."
"Huntsman, That On The Hills Above" by Avetik Isahakian
It's ther I planned 'at I wud be
While t' world I had to leave, . . .
But I live in a girt hoose noo,
An' for my lile hoose grieve;
"T' Lile Hoose (For Watson Dyke)" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
I walked to-day, but not alone,
Adown a windy, sea-girt lea,
For memory, spendthrift of her charm,
Peopled the silent lands for me.
"Companioned" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
To be by blood and long descent
A member of a mighty State,
Whose greatness, sea-girt, but unpent
By ocean, makes the world more great;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
"'Here,' they will say, 'our fellows stood
Girt in their glorious faith,
And with the psalm upon their lips
Went up to God through death.'
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
Cheer up, brother; though oppression
Stalketh boldly hand in hand,
Girt with truth—keep self-possession,
Thou shalt reach a better land.
"Cheer Up" by Benjamin Cutler Clark

In news:

John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger State Police applicants take part this morning in the Physical Qualification Test at the State Police facility in Sea Girt.
Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger Twin sisters Lauren and Briana Grazioso, right, whose father worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, in Sea Girt.
Liz Jeressi teamed up with Salon Elan in Sea Girt for a special evening of pampering for the Real Moms of the Jersey Shore.
Google Maps Police said a live hand grenade was found on near Wreck Pond in Sea Girt Sunday.
SEA GIRT – Police are searching for where a live hand grenade that was found Sunday on the bank of a pond in Sea Girt came from, authorities said today.
We were unsuccessful in our quest for bass, but the day was made when Ckark spotted tuna jumping near Sea Girt Reef.
The surf was rough when I gave it a try early this morning at Sea Girt, and there was no sign of fish or bait.
Sleeping burglar found in Sea Girt House, police say.
SEA GIRT – A man found sound asleep by police in an oceanfront house Sunday faces a burglary charge, the chief said today.
The Sea Girt borough council passed a resolution Wednesday opposing a plan to build a wind turbine in the Monmouth County town.
SEA GIRT — An upscale Jersey shore community is opposed to plans to build a 406-foot wind turbine.
Enlarge Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger Monmouth County, NJ, lifeguard Peter Fittin, who works as a Sea Girt life guard, center, races to the water during a board race heat.
Tim Pelan Jr Paul Girts Sarah Chapin Tiffani Dhooghe.
Having just arrived from Sea Girt, New Jersey, our house is a block from the ocean.