Definition of Ginnel
1. Noun. (British especially Yorkshire and Lancashire) A narrow passageway or alley often between terraced houses. ¹
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Definition of Ginnel
1. a narrow alley [n -S]
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Literary usage of Ginnel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Following the Guidon by Elizabeth Bacon Custer (1999)
"One day he got the ginnel's money out of his pocket-book, and rolled it ... Lord sakes, Miss Libbie! the old man cut and run the first word the ginnel said. ..."
2. Tenting on the Plains: Or, General Custer in Kansas and Texas by Elizabeth Bacon Custer (1895)
"The ginnel thought he had fixed us so nice, and he had, Miss Libbie, ... The day the regiment left for Fort McPherson the ginnel staid behind till dark, ..."
3. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"As a lover of art, he has gat tiered one of the largest and finest collections to be found in the city of Chicago, and held the presidency ginnel, Henry, ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"GINN, I (Fylde), sb. a road or passage down to the sea. AS ginn, GYNN, ) an opening, an abyss. ginnel. sb. a narrow entry; a covered passage between houses. ..."
5. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"... qv ginnel, д. A runlet or narrow channel for water, ... in the ginnel»." West of S. Thi» term is similarly used in the North of KV ..."
6. A Glossary of the Lancashire Dialect by John Howard Nodal, George Milner (1875)
"GINN, ) (Fylde), sb. a road or passage down to the sea. AS ginn, GYNN, j an opening, an abyss. ginnel, sb. a narrow entry; a covered passage between houses. ..."
7. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"Wh. Gl. ' ginnel' occurs in the Leeds and Cr. Gl. with the same signification. ... For ginnel, comp. ON gina, to gape open, as a cleft, or the mouth, does; ..."