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hame

[heym] /heɪm/
noun
1.
either of two curved pieces lying upon the collar in the harness of an animal, to which the traces are fastened.
Origin of hame
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Middle Dutch
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  • He wantit her hame; and he's no are to dee onything ill, or at the wrang moment!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • That once I shore split his pants for him with a hame strop.

  • "They's a hame strap busted and Bill's loosin' all his furniture," explained the boy.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • Anybody that can work hard enough to bust a hame strap has my approval.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • Ye mind 'at she keepit him at hame frae the kirk on Sabbath, because he had a cauld?

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • The hours wore awa' till ten o'clock, an' he had'na cam' hame.

    Stories and Sketches Harriet S. Caswell
  • Tak' him hame, James Moore, and let his dinner be an ounce o' lead.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • We may fancy the delight of the villagers when 'the kye cam' hame.'

  • On marketday I'll find the farmer that owns him and send him hame.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • Ance he got up a hame for gaen-aboot dogs, an' he had naethin' to mak' by that.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for hame

hame1

/heɪm/
noun
1.
either of the two curved bars holding the traces of the harness, attached to the collar of a draught animal
Word Origin
C14: from Middle Dutch hame; related to Middle High German hame fishing rod

hame2

/hem/
noun, adverb
1.
a Scot word for home
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