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  • n. Obsolete spelling of wind.

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Examples

  • {81a} It is presumed that "winde" in this place, and "win" or "wyne" a little further on, is the same word, viz., "win," and refers to the area or space round the pit which circumscribes the working ground of the miner, within which he is to win his ore.

    Iron Making in the Olden Times as instanced in the Ancient Mines, Forges, and Furnaces of The Forest of Dean

  • Now you just pick up as normal (if still incredibly long-winde and pretentious) commenter and think everything is OK?

    TPM Track Composite: Presidential Race Could Be Tightening

  • In fact, the last of these is reputed to wreak such havoc on digestion that the 17th century English botanist John Gerard once remarked of them, “Which way soeuer they be drest and eaten they stirre and cause a filthie loathsome stinking winde within the bodie, thereby causing the belly to be pained and tormented and are a meat more fit for swine than men.”

    The Other Indigestible Carbs

  • Dohn memmer eff der be playce below wahl ware munkee wud winde ub.

    FINISH HIM!!!! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Next to that, the west winde is believed to be the best: and having told you that the East winde is the worst, I need not tell you which winde is best in the third degree:

    The Compleat Angler

  • But first, for the Winde; you are to take notice that of the windes the South winde is said to be best.

    The Compleat Angler

  • Ascare winde is rifing again about nice boys going native.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Merchandizes abroad, they bought a nimble Pinnace, fortified with good strength and preparation, and wayted but for a convenient winde.

    The Decameron

  • The Mariners employed their very utmost paines, and all proved but losse of time: for the winde was so sterne, and the waves so turbulent, that still they drove them the contrary way: so that striving to get forth of the gulfe, whether they would or no, they were driven on land, and instantly knowne to the Rhodians, whereof they were not a little joyfull.

    The Decameron

  • Then riding somwhat neerer to them, he cryed out aloud, Shough, shough, which caused them to set downe their other legs, and all fled away, after they had made a few paces against the winde for their mounting.

    The Decameron

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