from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the two curved wooden or metal pieces of a harness that fits around the neck of a draft animal and to which the traces are attached.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A covering, skin, membrane.
- n. Part of the harness that fits round the neck of a draught horse that the reins pass through.
- n. Scottish form of home
- n. Alternative form of halm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Home.
- n. One of the two curved pieces of wood or metal, in the harness of a draught horse, to which the traces are fastened. They are fitted upon the collar, or have pads fitting the horse's neck attached to them.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A covering; a skin; a membrane.
- n. One of two curved pieces of wood or metal in the harness of a draft-horse, to which the traces are fastened, and which lie upon the collar or have pads attached to them fitting the horse's neck. See cut under harness.
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of halm.
- n. A Scotch form of home.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. stable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces
'Come hame, come hame!' answered the _colonel_, with both accent and quantity heaped on the word _hame_.
Indeed it was his custom, though Elsie had not known it, to follow every funeral going to this, his favourite churchyard of Ruthven; and, possibly in imitation of its booming, for it was still tolled at the funerals, he had given the old bell the name of _the wow_, and had translated its monotonous clangour into the articulate sounds -- _come hame, come hame_.
Amidst the sounds of derision that followed him, might be heard the words frequently repeated -- "_Come hame, come hame_."
She sat in the churchyard of the ancient parish church of Ruthven; and when she lifted up her eyes, there she saw, in the half-ruined belfry, the old bell, all but hidden with ivy, which the passing wind had roused to utter one sleepy tone; and there beside her, stood the fool with the bell on his arm; and to him and to her the _wow o 'Rivven_ said, "_Come hame, come hame_!"
"One still night of summer, the nurse who watched by her bedside heard her murmur through her sleep, 'I hear it: _come hame -- come hame_.
One still night of summer, the nurse who watched by her bedside heard her murmur through her sleep, "I hear it: _come hame -- come hame_.
I am a quiet settler, whose business only is to mak a hame for my wife and bairn; but, if you ask me to drink success to the Congress and confusion to the king's troops, I tell you I willna do it; not even if you are brutal enough, but this I canna believe possible, to carry your threats into execution.
Prince Charlie cam 'hame' to Rome; and the refusal there of even a titular kingship.
"The evening brings a 'hame';" so should it be here -- should it especially be in a dramatic work.
"The evening brings a '' hame '" and the end ought to show something to satisfy the innate craving (for it is innate, thank
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