Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of maund.
- v. To open the mouth widely and take a long, rather deep breath, immediately after waking up or when recovering from sleep.
- n. The action of mawning; opening the mouth widely and taking a long, rather deep breath, because one is waking up.
- n. Scotland, dialect A maund; a basket or hamper.
- n. A ghost.
“They often scruple to approach a corpse, saying that the 'mawn' will seize them and that it fastens upon them in the night when asleep.”
“Ai haz nawt herd teh werd honyock since mai mawn wood cawl us that elebenty elebenty yeers ago!”
“I tryse to be nyce to de critters but dey jest doan lyke me fer taykin der mawn fer muh wyfe.”
“September 27, 2009 at 10:14 am dat dey do….aifink ai will get a hawt chawklitt…et weel calm mai nerves frum waitin foar mai nawt-brudder to deliver…she is in lawts of pain rite nao, or at least dats whut mai mawn says at last update.”
“A mawm is a mawm is a mawn, beez it kitteh, hooman, doggeh, wutevr…”
“An apple-mill and press had been erected on the spot, to which some men were bringing fruit from divers points in mawn-baskets, while others were grinding them, and others wringing down the pomace, whose sweet juice gushed forth into tubs and pails.”
“None of the natives who had come in the boat would touch the body, or even go near it, saying, the mawn would come; that is literally, ‘the spirit of the deceased would seize them’.”
“Streets and squares a 'grass-grown, sae that they micht be mawn!”
“W'y, dey done move out dis mawn, right f'um dis ve'y house you stan'in in front de gate of.”
“De gyahd he say dat Dago willin 'pay fifty cents a day fo' me to teck an 'bring a message eve'y mawn' tell de quahumteem took off de cellar.”
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