- A light-armed foot soldier of the ancient militia of Ireland and Scotland; often used as a term of contempt.
- c.1599: "O, then belike she was old and gentle; and you rode like a of Ireland, your French hose off and in your strait strossers." — Henry V: Ac.3 Sc7, Wm. Shakespeare.
- In hot-metal printing, a is any part of a letter which extends into the space used by another letter.
- (As verb). Possibly meaning to pack tightly, as in kernels on an ear of maize.
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