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oat

1. an erect annual grass, Avena sativa, grown in temperate regions for its edible seed
2. the seeds or fruits of this grass
3. any of various other grasses of the genus Avena, such as the wild oat
4. Poetic Music a flute made from an oat straw

oat

[ōt]
(botany)
Any plant of the genus Avena in the family Graminae, cultivated as an agricultural crop for its seed, a cereal grain, and for straw.
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Mr Cobbe told the court Oaten failed to see Ms Miller in time and could not stop but "skidded" and crashed into the side of her car.
Oaten, 24, from Estrella House in Barry, was jailed for three years and nine months and disqualified from driving for seven years.
At least Oaten seemed to care and started thinking of ways he could save Cathy from her damp-ridden flat.
In the book Mr Oaten, who is quitting at the next election, tells how politics left him depressed and stressed until he trawled ads for a male escort.
Oaten said: "Whether you are running a hospital, local authority, police force or charity, the pressure to explain your work and respond to the media has never been greater than it is today.
The way Oaten stood for pictures with his wife and family a few years back, pretending he was a family man, was just awful and unforgivable.
54 S Hughes, 3 M Campbell, 8 C Huhne, 14 M Oaten, 20 bar.
Mr Oaten, 41, is the only one of the younger generation of Lib Dem MPs to have declared an interest in contesting the leadership following the dramatic ousting of Charles Kennedy.
Oaten claimed that the high imprisonment rate was not just failing to solve the problem but was proving expensive.
Any driver who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle and drives in the manner he and Oaten did is, without question, putting their own life and the lives of other road users in grave danger.
Jamie Oaten, 24, from Barry, has pleaded guilty to causing her death by dangerous driving.
Liberal Democrat Mark Oaten will tell all about the scandal that broke during his party's leadership contest in 2006 and almost ruined his marriage to wife Belinda.