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(Austral) any of several small eucalyptus trees, esp Eucalyptus cornuta, yielding a very hard timber
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from a native Australian language
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  • But before it ceased that which she had striven to do as a duty to herself she would now do as a duty to yate.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • From the top of the steps yate caught a pretty glimpse of Sabbath repose.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • "The fact of poverty is an unpleasantness of itself," affirmed yate, extending a hearty hand to Carol's mother.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • She reserved the posting till night, after the coming of yate, who was due at dinner.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • A torrent of hot blood seemed to burst from yate's frozen brain, as watershoots from the glaciers in summer.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • The Irish Mr. yate gets his 'sucking pig', and very often is ungrateful to his benefactors.

  • In 1828 came two clergymen—yate and Brown—besides a lay catechist, Baker.

  • Colonel yate was perturbed by this Gorgonzolaesque phrase, and anxiously inquired to what species of cheese it referred.

  • Major yate fell mortally wounded, and his gallant band of Yorkshiremen ceased to exist.

    The First Seven Divisions Ernest W. Hamilton
  • "And women pet them; they'd prefer a fool who can pot rabbits and do a barn-dance to Homer himself," growled yate.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke

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