The surface of the river is broken by numerous little "aits" or islands.
It grew pease in the 96, and aits, good Angus aits, in the 97.
But indeed Tom always talked of our (p. 139) buiks as if they had been as regular products of the soil as our aits and our birks.
Ye may as weel look for a white corby as beef in my pantry, or aits in my barn.
"A graund field o' barley," ...