from The Century Dictionary.
- To stun, as with a blow.
- To astonish; terrify; confound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb Archaic To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb archaic To
stun, paralyse, astound.
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So she comes right willingly, being fond o 'me to an extent that did oft seem to astony the mother that bore her (seeing that _she_ was fond o' naught save her own way); she comes, and she perches upon my knee (as sometimes thou shalt see a hawk rest wings on a bull's back), and she kittles my throat with her long brown fingers, and hugs me about the neck (the jade!