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Jan 9, 2001
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ait

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noun: A small island, especially in a river. Also, eyot.

[Middle English eit, from Old English igeth, diminutive of ig, ieg, island.]

"Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows."
Charles Dickens; Bleak House; 1853.

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