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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of yean.

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Examples

  • What grim lioness yeaned thee, aneath what rock's desolation?

    Poems and Fragments

  • What grim lioness yeaned thee, aneath what rock's desolation?

    Poems and Fragments

  • Whereupon she stayed, and entred where she saw the beast issue foorth, where she found two young Kids, yeaned (as it seemed) the selfesame day, which sight was very pleasing to her, and nothing in that distresse could more content her.

    The Decameron

  • There are perhaps some little calves, some little new-yeaned lambs - it may be twins, whose mothers have rejected them: Miss Keeldar must be introduced to them by John - must permit herself the treat of feeding them with her own hand, under the direction of her careful foreman.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • The summit of the outlier is tolerably level, and here the shepherds had built small hollow piles of dry stone, in which their newly yeaned lambs are sheltered from the rude blasts.

    The Land of Midian

  • What grim lioness yeaned thee, aneath what rock's desolation?

    The Poems and Fragments of Catullus

  • She dropped her new-yeaned twins on the bare flint,

    The Bucolics and Eclogues

  • In a copse near where she stood a little bird was busy with her fledglings, and from a meadow came the plaintive bleat of a late yeaned lamb.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • When the kid that was yeaned when the first ones befell

    Polonius and the Ballad Singers

  • At Caere a pig had been farrowed with two heads, and a lamb yeaned which was both male and female.

    The History of Rome, Vol. IV

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