from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A washing-tub.
  • noun A flat, broad-bottomed vessel, into which milk is emptied from the pail.
  • noun Also called bine.


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  • On the forest boughs above me, my face being turned from the road, somewhat passed, or seemed to pass, like a soft golden light, such as in the Scots tongue we call a "boyn," that ofttimes, men say, travels with the blessed saints.

    A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang 1878

  • And I told them of the bushment that they laid to trap travellers, and how I had striven to give a warning, and how they bound me and gagged me, and of the strange girl's voice that spoke through the night of "mes Freres de Paradis," and of that golden "boyn" faring in the dark, that I thought I saw, and of the words spoken by the blind man and the soldier, concerning some vision which affrayed them, I know not what.

    A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang 1878

  • And this: Your Spanish PRs from the Carri-boyn, your Japs, your Chinamen, your Krauts and your Heebs ....

    William Shatner's '$#*! My Dad Says' doesn't come close to 'All in the Family' 2010

  • July 30, 2009 at 7:17 am yez…boyn adn razd een Maasuhchoosittz…liven nauw een Kahnekteekit! kafleen says:

    Role model - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2009


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