Words and Phrases
weans

“weans”

Meaning:

children; babies

Alternative spelling/meaning:

wains

In Literature:

Excerpt from A Song for February by Thomas Given

Thus Nature provides for hir hoose an’ hir wanes,
an’ we may rejoice in the plan’

Excerpt from Oot Here Mae Lane by Charlie Gillen

An’ I’m as hearty’s a wain,
but for these dam’t oul pains

Excerpt from The Gartan Courtship - A Pastoral Night-Piece by Scotch Poems from The Ulster Miscellany

A showman on a market day,
thro’ gaping crouds thus clears his way,
and marches proudly up the street,
wi’ a’ the weans at his feet

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