- From Middle English geson, gesene ("rare, scarce"), from Old English gǣsne ("deprived of, wanting, destitute, barren, sterile, dead"), from Proto-Germanic *gaisnijaz (“barren, poor”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰē- (“to be gaping, yawn”). Cognate with North Frisian gast ("barren"), Low German güst ("barren"), Old High German geisini, keisini ("lack"). (Wiktionary)
“Thie geason  wronges bee reyne  ynto theyre pryme; 120”
“No, no, such fellowes are _Rarae aves in terris, nigrisque similimi cygnis_, Rare birds upon the earth, and as geason as blacke swans.”
“If the word-lovers can agree to throw in an acknowledgment whenever we use a geason word - one that's rare or extraordinary - and the word-avoiders can agree to be a little less impatient with us when we do (and not take it personally), then problem solved.”
“Mr. Wheeler, at Akron, is the only man on the Ohio canal, that we know of, that has been in the business longer than we have on our canal, and we defy you to find a boatman on our canal or river that will say we ever detained them beyond a reasonable time; and there is no need of it if men do as they would be done by, and the situation our river has been in this geason has been vexatious enough for any one.”
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