Definition of Gaunting
1. gaunt [v] - See also: gaunt
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaunting
Literary usage of Gaunting
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, and Popular Rhymes of Scotland by Andrew Cheviot (1896)
"Delay hath often wrought scathe.—E. GATHERING gear is weel liket wark. gaunting (yawning) bodes wanting ane o' three things, sleep, V meat, or gude companie ..."
2. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1903)
"gaunting goes from man to man.—K. Anda la cabra de roca en roca come el bostero ... gaunting bodes wanting ane o' things three: Sleap, meat or good company. ..."
3. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1912)
"You are instructed, however, that plaintiff could not recover for ordinary gaunting, scratching, biting, or kicking which was not caused by the fault or ..."
4. The Proverbs of Scotland by Alexander Hislop (1868)
"gaunting bodes wanting ane o' things three— sleep, meat, or gude companie. Yawning is proverbially supposed to indicate the want of one of the three things ..."