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- adj. Variation of haunted.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of haint.
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Regarding witches Mr. Leonard made the following statement: "The old folks b'lieved dat any house a person died in was" hainted "and dat de dead person's spirit was a witch dat would come back at night.
No'm when ah fin's a house is hainted ah aint gwian in.
"Course dar is hainted houses dese haints in dese places jes wont leave you erlone.
"Humph, no I'se not gwine ter go near no hainted house, much less stay in one.