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  • noun A vertical shaft leading upward from a cave passage, sometimes connecting with passages above
  • noun A pothole


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  • They were then in the part of the day's activities Roland called aven-car: carrying the kill and preparing to make it into something else.

    The Dark Tower King, Stephen 2004

  • This was very likely what Vannay called aven kal, words which meant lifted on the wind or carried on the wave.

    The Dark Tower King, Stephen 2004

  • "Try to get a penny, if you 'aven't one saved over," the man explained.


  • Hi 'aven't' ad a bite the blessed dy, an 'Hi'm that fynt ...


  • Close enough quarters we've been living in these past few days and I 'aven't seen you so much as lean close t' 'er.

    A Corridor in the Asylum 2010

  • "Now Lily," Mudge protested, "'aven't you always told me you're always' untin 'for a way t' move up in the world?"

    A Corridor in the Asylum 2010

  • "Now, Neville," he said quietly, addressing the raven, "I've always done right by you, 'aven't I?"

    The Wizard Of London Lackey, Mercedes 2005

  • The only people who hate drugs are people who 'aven't tried

    High Society Elton, Ben 2002

  • 'Look, I know this is a long story, but I've got the conch,' aven't I?

    High Society Elton, Ben 2002

  • "Well, now, love, I 'aven't'ad much time, wot with the ironing and that."

    The Course Of True Love Neels, Betty 1993


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