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in her grandames beanes

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  • 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

    April 14, 2010