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yarb commented on the word in her grandames beanes
The OED cites this under bene, meaning basically prayer. So the maid was in her grandame's prayers. How the maid's granny got into this I still don't know.
April 14, 2010
Then was the maid in her grandames beanes, and knew not what should become of her.
- Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594
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