Ayre vs Wyre - What's the difference?

ayre | wyre |

As nouns the difference between ayre and wyre

is that ayre is a narrow bar of sand or gravel formed by the sea; a sandbank or ayre can be (archaic) air while wyre is .



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • an area of the Isle of Man
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    (en noun)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1591, author=Edmund Spenser, title=The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Her long loose yellow locks lyke golden wyre , Sprinckled with perle, and perling flowres atweene, Doe lyke a golden mantle her attyre, 156 And, being crowned with a girland greene, Seem lyke some mayden queene. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=c. 1595, author=Thomas Nash, title=The Choise of Valentines, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=104 Smock, climbe a-pace, that I maie see my ioyes; Oh heauen and paradize are all but toyes Compar'd with this sight I now behould, Which well might keepe a man from being olde. 108 A prettie rysing wombe without a weame, That shone as bright as anie siluer streame; And bare out like the bending of an hill, At whose decline a fountaine dwelleth still; 112 That hath his mouth besett with uglie bryers, Resembling much a duskie nett of wyres ; A loftie buttock, barrd with azure veines, Whose comelie swelling, when my hand distreines, 116 Or wanton checketh with a harmlesse stype, It makes the fruites of loue oftsoone be rype, And pleasure pluckt too tymelie from the stemme To dye ere it hath seene Jerusalem. 120 O Gods! that euer anie thing so sweete, So suddenlie should fade awaie, and fleete! }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1667, author=Samuel Pepys, title=Diary of Samuel Pepys, May 1667, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Creed and I into the Park, and walked, a most pleasant evening, and so took coach, and took up my wife, and in my way home discovered my trouble to my wife for her white locks, [Randle Holmes says the ladies wore "false locks set on wyres , to make them stand at a distance from the head," and accompanies the information with the figure of a lady "with a pair of locks and curls which were in great fashion in 1670" (Planche's "Cyclopaedia of Costume;" Vol. i., p. 248).] swearing by God, several times, which I pray God forgive me for, and bending my fist, that I would not endure it. }}