Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal form of drain.
“Golden's drain" ( "dreen" my black companions termed it,) was the canal oftenest visited, and with best results.”
““Syl… vee … ah, Aud … dreen … na,” she happily murmured as she got down on her hands and knees and began to shove.”
““Aud … dreen… na,” chanted a frightening, singsong voice that made me bolt back to myself.”
“When you make de sofki you pound up de corn real fine, den pour in de water an dreen it off to git all de little skin from off'n de grain.”
“Jest gimme your han ', an' keep your feet down, an 'me an' Alec 'ill tow you ashore to dreen.”
“Bimeby de track tuck 'n tu'n out de road en go up a dreen whar de rain done wash out.”
“When you make de sofki you pound up the corn real fine, den pour in de water and dreen it off to git all de little skin from off'n de grain.”
“Thus he seldom permits himself such old forms as dreen for drain, keer for care, skeerce for scarce or even cheer for chair.”
“Northerners call a creek; if to the "branch," or "dreen," that is what we call a brook.”
“Well, I'm no water-dog, Dave; I can't swim no better than a tarrapin with its legs cut off, but I sloshed around some in the surf, and then I took a walk to dreen off and see the sights.”
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