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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of yarn.

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Examples

  • After it was over, Billy the indispensable removed the plates and washed up, and Norah and her father sat by the fire and "yarned" in the cool dusk.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • After it was over, Billy the indispensable removed the plates and washed up, and Norah and her father sat by the fire and "yarned" in the cool dusk.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • The two old soldiers were talking amicably enough, as all old soldiers do, but they "yarned," as all old soldiers do, and though they talked from Baltimore to Philadelphia, and from Philadelphia to New York, their conversation was lost on me, for my thoughts went back into my own past, and two pictures came up to me from the time of the war.

    The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915

  • My salmon boat was a-soak, but in the snug cabin of the sloop dry blankets and a dry bunk were mine; and we lay and smoked and yarned of old days, while overhead the wind screamed through the rigging and taut halyards drummed against the mast.

    Chapter 22

  • And there were even nights — ­rare ones — ­when only Dick and Graham and Paula sat at dinner, and when, afterward, the two men yarned for an hour before an early bed, while she played soft things to herself or disappeared earlier than they.

    CHAPTER XVII

  • Breakfast over, and they were at work by the first gray light; and when night descended, they did their cooking and camp-chores, smoked and yarned for a while, then rolled up in their sleeping-robes, and slept while the aurora borealis flamed overhead and the stars leaped and danced in the great cold.

    Chapter VII

  • On such evenings, while Graham and Dick yarned for their hour before bed, Paula no longer played soft things to herself at the piano, but sat with them doing fine embroidery and listening to the talk.

    CHAPTER XX

  • It is just a movie – just a story yarned by a great cinematic storyteller, when it comes to the kinds of movies he Cameron does.

    Critics: 'Avatar' is anti-military & anti-religion

  • Afterward they lounged about indoors, around a fire built on a hearth inprovised from stones, and yarned.

    do you ever read writing?

  • For the rest, I yarned a good deal with Vincent Eyre, who'd been in the Kabul retreat with me, and was now one of the many wounded in the garrison, or chaffed with the ladies in the old Residency garden, twitting them about their fashions - for after a six-month siege everyone was dressed any old how, with scraps and curtains and even towels run up into clothes.

    Fiancée

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