Definition of Spaining
1. spain [v] - See also: spain
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Literary usage of Spaining
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Spare Hours by John Brown (1866)
"the truth in love; that, if acted on by us all, would bring the millennium next week; to be plain and homely with them, never spaining their minds from you. ..."
2. The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and by Joseph William Jenks (1856)
"We'1l meikle miss his blyth and witty jest, At spaining time, ... forbears, forefathers ; meikle, mueh ; spaining, weaning ; reaves, robs ; greet, ..."
3. Horæ subsecivæ by John Brown (1882)
"nium next week; to be plain and homely with them, never spaining their minds from you. You are all sorry, you mothers, when you have to spain their mouths; ..."
4. The Hawick Tradition of 1514: The Town's Common Flag and Seal by R. S. Craig, Adam Laing (1898)
"... sheep of Newbigging on the Common all the night, and the ewes also before spaining time, ... went on the Common from Whitsunday till spaining time, ..."