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  • noun Scotland Plural form of wynd.

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Examples

  • There were some streets in Edinburgh called wynds, and it was in one of these, the College Wynd, that Sir Walter Scott was born in the year

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • At ground level, a network of alleys or "wynds" led off the main Royal Mile.

    'The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes:

  • He seized the place with a sense of opportunity leaping sharp and conscious out of early years in the grey "wynds" of a northern Scottish town; and its personality sustained him, very privately but none the less effectively, through the worry and expense of it for years.

    The Imperialist

  • Once we saw a man, who seemed not quite sober, passing along a street in front of us; but we hid in a door till he had disappeared up an opening such as there are here, steep little closes, or "wynds," as they call them in Scotland.

    Dracula

  • But we hid in a door till he had disappeared up an opening such as there are here, steep little closes, or 'wynds', as they call them in Scotland.

    Dracula

  • A narrow street with dreadful "wynds" and "vennels" running back from it was the High street of Glasgow at the time my story opens.

    Winter Evening Tales

  • "wynds" it had scarcely touched for centuries, and a noble building arose that was to be a home for children that had no home.

    Winter Evening Tales

  • Yet also connecting these streets is a network of lanes and wynds which have changed little in the 150 years or so since they were born.

    Shine a light on Glasgow's seedy side streets | Kevin McKenna

  • They is teh silli, tew fink whee has da power ober da rayns and wynds

    Plz to open door. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • In the closes and wynds of that picturesque place — I am sorry to remind you what fast friends picturesqueness and typhus often are — we saw more poverty and sickness in an hour than many people would believe in a life.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

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