- And two on 'em made a rush for it and we caught 'em just like's we was terriers by an oat- rick; we had to be main quick. - "Leaves from a Field Note-Book", J. H. Morgan.
- Not a husk of oat would she touch that had been under the breath of another horse, however hungry she might be. - "Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor", R. D. Blackmore.
- The shepherds of the Greek idylls made their musical pipes of reeds or oat- straws, and the oat has therefore been adopted by the pastoral poetry of all ages. - "Minor Poems by Milton", John Milton.