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A broad mountain valley.
- ‘Sellar, on the authority of Elizabeth Gordon, Countess of Sutherland, had served notices of eviction on people living in the townships of the strath.’
- ‘A limp haze hung over the broad strath and the river, hugging the edge of the valley, was unusually pensive.’
- ‘You once could spend a Saturday morning at work and turn out against a team from the next strath in the afternoon.’
- ‘There are at least 12 million Americans, she says, who claim to be descended from the former inhabitants of our straths and glens and slums.’
- ‘The oldest Highland regiment was raised in neighbouring Perthshire and recruits, still, in the cities, towns, villages and straths of that part of Scotland.’
Mid 16th century: from Scottish Gaelic srath.
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