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toun

noun Scot
  1. a town
  2. a farmstead
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Examples from the Web for toun

Historical Examples

  • But the fear was so great, that the toun was called to the watch.

    The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)

    John Knox

  • I was at your large Toun's house, in the county of Fermanegh.

  • I'll send a guide to Bilhope-head wi' ye; for troth we hae neither meat nor drink, house-room nor stabling, mair about the toun.

  • A woman at Dumfries, for example, was for a fourth lapse from virtue sentenced "to be carted from the toun."

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews

  • Weel, I have some business in the toun too; but I'll join you at three, if the vivers can tarry so long.'