from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A border; edge; selvage.
- noun [Roon in this passage is usually explained as ‘vermilion,’ apparently after Halliwell, who defines the Middle English roone, properly ‘roan,’ in one passage as ‘vermilion.’]
- An obsolete form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- rare Vermilion red; red.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective obsolete
Sorry, no etymologies found.
No that I didna see ony black savages roamin 'roon' as weel; but maist o 'them had some claithes on, like decent Christian folk.
Harper went an 'got it as desired, an' the gentleman took an 'unlockit it, an' roon 'he turnt whaur he stood, an' up he tuik the skull frae the chimley-piece, neither as gien he lo'ed it nor feared it -- as what reason had he to do either?
"I wad raither tell 't i 'the gloamin' roon 'a winter fire," said
The Lord preserve's! 'thoucht I,' is he gaein to lie doon wi ''s ain corp?' but he turnt awa ', an' roon 'the fit o' the bed to the ither side o ''t, an' I saw nae mair; an 'for a while, auntie Jean sat her lane wi' the deid, for I lay upo 'the flure, an' naither h'ard nor saw.
I doobt I had been greitin mysel '. A' the auld faces cam 'roon' me ilka nicht, Thomas Crann and Jeames Dow and my mother�-whiles ane and whiles anither-�but ye was aye there.
I won'er gien she believes 'at there's ae great thoucht abune a', an 'aneth a', an 'roon' a ', an' in a'thing.
It's the quaiet beuks a 'roon' me that I canna bide.
In today's Age, Eslake says debt won't "roon" us and that the debt-to-GDP numbers don't convey anything significant.
Then he turned upon me, his voice full of sad reproof: "I'm no 'what I micht be masel', but I dinna mak 'no profession; but to think I'd catch my ain minister hangin' roon 'a taivern at this time o' nicht.
"Yon laad Flemin ',' at preached i 'the Baillies' Barn aboot the dowgs gaein 'roon' an 'roon' the wa's o 'the New Jeroozlem, gien he had but hauden thegither an' no gean to the worms sae sune, wad hae dung a score o '' im.
New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.