Words and Phrases
loanen

“loanen”

Meaning:

The lane to a house

Alternative spelling/meaning:

loanin

In Literature:

Excerpt from Larne Hirin' Fair by John Clifford

These golden hours - how soon they flee -
yet what great happiness they gie,
convoyin’ some young lass an’ then -
a cuddle at a loanin’ en

Excerpt from This We Shall Maintain by Sam Hanna Bell

Tammas lowered him at the head of McGimpsey’s loanen.
“Are ye fine, Joe?” he asked.
“I’m fine, Tammas,” smiled Joe, swaying against the gatepost, “I’m goin’ on hame.”


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