- a Scot word for stand
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Examples from the Web for staun
Staun by the windlass, ye deevils, I'm comin' up wi' specimens!In Search of El Dorado
But his change o' colour's no the warst o't. See, he hasna a leg to staun upon, and every teeth that was in his head's faun oot.
"Staun aside, guidwife, staun aside," he said; at the same time gently pushing his wife back with his left hand as he spoke.