Definition of Proyning
1. proyn [v] - See also: proyn
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proyning
Literary usage of Proyning
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Homer's Batrachomyomachia, Hymns and Epigrams: Hesiod's Works and Days by Homer, Hesiod, Musaeus, Juvenal (1858)
"Even the swan from forth her wings, Jumping her proyning-bank, thee sweetly sings, By bright Peneus' whirl-pit-making streams. Thee, that thy lute mak'st ..."
2. Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and by William Swinton (1897)
"They perfect nature, 10 and are perfected by experience—for natural abilities are like natural plants, that need proyning* by study; and studies themselves ..."
3. The Contemporary Review (1892)
"... the divine intention; to make it a garden of delights for our- *"*" es and our children, where the healthy proyning and stirring of soil should produce, ..."
4. The Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon (1908)
"They perfect nature, and are perfected by experience: for natural abilities are like natural plants, that need proyning,2 by study; and studies themselves ..."