- v. Simple past tense and past participle of yean.
“What grim lioness yeaned thee, aneath what rock's desolation?”
“There are perhaps some little calves, some little new-yeaned lambs - it may be twins, whose mothers have rejected them: Miss Keeldar must be introduced to them by John - must permit herself the treat of feeding them with her own hand, under the direction of her careful foreman.”
“Whereupon she stayed, and entred where she saw the beast issue foorth, where she found two young Kids, yeaned (as it seemed) the selfesame day, which sight was very pleasing to her, and nothing in that distresse could more content her.”
“The summit of the outlier is tolerably level, and here the shepherds had built small hollow piles of dry stone, in which their newly yeaned lambs are sheltered from the rude blasts.”
“She dropped her new-yeaned twins on the bare flint,”
“In a copse near where she stood a little bird was busy with her fledglings, and from a meadow came the plaintive bleat of a late yeaned lamb.”
“When the kid that was yeaned when the first ones befell”
“At Caere a pig had been farrowed with two heads, and a lamb yeaned which was both male and female.”
“Numerous monstrous births were also reported amongst the Sabines a child was born of doubtful sex; another similar case was discovered where the child was already sixteen years old; at Frusino a lamb was yeaned with a head like a pig; at Sinuessa a pig was littered with a human head, and on the public domain-land in Lucania a foal appeared with five feet.”
“But the son crouched all a-tremble like any lamb new-yeaned.”
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