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ginnel

/ˈɡɪnəl; ˈdʒɪn-/
noun
1.
(Northern English, dialect) a narrow passageway between buildings
Word Origin
C17: perhaps a corruption of channel1
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  • And what particular one do you want to go up—the ginnel against my mill?'

    Sarah's School Friend

    May Baldwin
  • We was a-standin' round waitin' when I first seed the ginnel.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • They made me think of the fifteen the ginnel fust struck in Kansas.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • And I wrapped the drownded man in the blouse the ginnel give me.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • You gave one of the ginnel's blue shirts to a half-naked, drownded man.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • Then it pained me so the ginnel stopped a-laughin' and sent for the doctor, and he giv' me a drink of whiskey.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • The ginnel would be standin' at the back window, just to catch a chance to laugh at me if I gave the prisoners anythin' to eat.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • The ginnel thought he had fixed us so nice, and he had, Miss Libbie, for it was the knoll that saved us.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • Scholes, who was cleaning out the ginnel in front of his stable, straightened himself, staring intently at his informant.

    The Root of All Evil J. S. Fletcher
  • An away Susy flew daan th' ginnel, famously suited wi' th' way shoo'd capt 'em wi' her scholarship.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley

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