Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hedge or fence in; inclose; in particular, of grass, to inclose or preserve for mowing or pasture.
- To save; spare; refrain from using or spending.
- To be thrifty and saving; be economical or parsimonious.
- n. An inclosure; a park.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass.
“Remember that you can always learn somethin ', no matter how old you are, an' keep your eyes an 'ears open, an' your tongue between your teeth, an 'you'll amount to somethin', or my name hain't Ben. ”
“Reckon yo 'hain't gwine ter fergit I paid five fer de table," murmured this meek son of Africa.”
“I knows ye love yer gran'pap, an 'hain't a hankerin' fer 'im to be murdered.”
“Well, a feller that's courtin 'hain't no stranger tew affliction, thet's a fact.”
“'Greed on one thing, Major Gaston,' said the foreman, rising; 'hain't on t'other.”
“They're a game gang, and 'hain't the most desirable kind of enemies one could wish for.”
“Quarrelin 'and hectorin' hain't nothin 'but a kind of dispepsy that attacks families instid of stummicks.”
“Outside gabblin 'hain't calc'lated to help matters none.”
“They's a gal o 'mine come in on the train, which she'll be wantin', mebbe, to take a ride, an 'hain't fetched no split-up clothes fer to straddle a real saddle.”
“Yer too weak-kneed, an 'hain't got as much backbone as an angle worm.”
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