The form Tritici is the least sharply marked and will grow on wheat, barley, rye and oat but not on the other grasses.
Then take them oat, drain, and cool them, and put them into a small tub.
Then he took a few steps toward the oat bin, which had a hinged cover like the boxes in the grocery where the coffee is kept.
The only way I ever feel like pettin' that oat barrel,' I says, 'is with a rope's end.'
This, with cakes of oat meal and potatoes, forms the principal food of many parts of Scotland.
In Bohemia the oat crop is, unfortunately, very bad this season.
Not a husk of oat would she touch that had been under the breath of another horse, however hungry she might be.
Give the characteristics and composition of oat preparations.
She is positively brisk in hustling for apples in the orchard and for heads of oats around the oat stack.
The oat crop has increased the most rapidly of any since 1880.
Old English ate (plural atan) "grain of the oat plant, wild oats," of uncertain origin, possibly from Old Norse eitill "nodule," denoting a single grain, of unknown origin. The English word has cognates in Frisian and some Dutch dialects. Famously defined by Johnson as, "A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people."
The usual Germanic name is derived from Proto-Germanic *khabran (cf. Old Norse hafri, Dutch haver, source of haversack). Wild oats, "crop that one will regret sowing," is first attested 1560s, in reference to the folly of sowing these instead of good grain.
That wilfull and vnruly age, which lacketh rypenes and discretion, and (as wee saye) hath not sowed all theyr wyeld Oates. [Thomas Newton, "Lemnie's Touchstone of complexions," 1576]Hence, to feel (one's) oats "be lively," 1831, originally American English.
Fred Sanford: I still want to sow some wild oats!
Lamont Sanford: At your age, you don't have no wild oats, you got shredded wheat.
["Sanford and Son"]