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Gawn

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gawn A small tub or lading vessel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gawn See gaun.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted fr. gallon,

Usage

In literature:

It's jest's well he's gawn; I never did b'leeve in hangin'.
"Ramona" by Helen Hunt Jackson
Party gawn to the jail to fetch em, marm.
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion" by George Bernard Shaw
I've heerd that th' prisident is dead gawn on him.
"Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen" by Finley Peter Dunne
We both know what they're like; remember when they tried the Gawn brothers?
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
I'm no gawn to rin awa'!
"The Garret and the Garden" by R.M. Ballantyne
Ay tank she ees good ways off; her moder she ees gawn to churtz.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
And Jabez Gawne, the sleek little tailor, had the Bishop's salutation as he passed on in the ancient cloak with many buttons.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
Where are ye gawn at sic a rate sae early in the morning?
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by James Hogg
S'elp me, there's a set o' callipers worth fifteen bob in that bag ... 'e ain't gawn ...?
"Tales of Mean Streets" by Arthur Morrison
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In poetry:

Lord Mangerton then orders gave,--
"Your horses the wrang way maun a' be shod;
Like gentlemen ye must not seem,
But look like corn-caugers gawn ae road.
"Jock O The Side" by Andrew Lang