Definition of Bawns
1. Noun. (plural of bawn) ¹
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Definition of Bawns
1. bawn [n] - See also: bawn
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Literary usage of Bawns
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the by George Hill (1877)
"It was customary among the ancient Irish to construct their bawns or ... The remains of these ancient Irish bawns or enclosures still exist numerously ..."
2. Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical: Illustrative of the by William Henry Foote (1846)
"The last was made in 1618; by that it appeared that one hundred castles, with bawns, had been built; nineteen castles without ..."
3. History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland: With a Preliminary Sketch of by James Seaton Reid (1853)
"... forty- two bawns without castles or houses, and one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven dwelling-houses of stone and timber— a very insufficient ..."
4. Illustrations of Irish History and Topography, Mainly of the Seventeenth by Caesar Litton Falkiner, Fynes Moryson, Josias Bodley, Luke Gernon, William Brereton, Albert Jouvin (1904)
"Neither can the cattle possibly be great since they eat only by day, and then are brought at evening within the bawns of castles,1 where they stand or lie ..."
5. The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland by Jonathan Binns (1837)
"... forty-two bawns without either castles or houses. The grantees of escheated land in every other part of the kingdom were bound to build in like manner. ..."
6. A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great by Bernard Burke (1855)
"The effect of this was immédiat«, and in six of the escheated counties, one hundred and seven castles with bawns, nineteen castles without ..."