Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal form of drain.

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Examples

  • "Golden's drain" ( "dreen" my black companions termed it,) was the canal oftenest visited, and with best results.

    Plantation life before emancipation,

  • “Syl… vee … ah, Aud … dreen … na,” she happily murmured as she got down on her hands and knees and began to shove.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • “Aud … dreen… na,” chanted a frightening, singsong voice that made me bolt back to myself.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • “Aud … dreen… na,” chanted a frightening, singsong voice that made me bolt back to myself.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • “Syl… vee … ah, Aud … dreen … na,” she happily murmured as she got down on her hands and knees and began to shove.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • “Syl… vee … ah, Aud … dreen … na,” she happily murmured as she got down on her hands and knees and began to shove.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • “Syl… vee … ah, Aud … dreen … na,” she happily murmured as she got down on her hands and knees and began to shove.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • “Aud … dreen… na,” chanted a frightening, singsong voice that made me bolt back to myself.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • “Aud … dreen… na,” chanted a frightening, singsong voice that made me bolt back to myself.

    My Sweet Audrina

  • When you make de sofki you pound up de corn real fine, den pour in de water an dreen it off to git all de little skin from off'n de grain.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Oklahoma Narratives

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  • "Yes sir, along here gets to be a fairly good-size dreen," said Miss Ora. "Don't it, Brother? Panther Creek gets in a hurry sometimes to get to the old Bywy."

    --Eudora Welty, 1970, Losing Battles

    December 24, 2010