from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See strene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of strain.
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With the curent mortgage loan debacles and wall streen shenanigans, it seems apropos.
` A swypit my hoosie clean the streen, my winsome laidie. '
"Man, Aleck," says Sandy, when we were a 'on the green juist takin' a look roond aboot's, "it looks juist like the streen that you sat up 'on that very tree there, an' pappit Gairner Winton wi 'oslins that you'd stealt ooten his ain gairden.