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wynd

[wahynd] /waɪnd/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
a narrow street or alley.
Origin of wynd
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (Scots) wynde, Old English gewind winding path. See wind2
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  • Once Chirsty left him and took up her abode in a house just across the wynd.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • But let the cabman who brought me up to wynd's Point tell his own story.

    Windfalls (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
  • "No—but there were twenty chased me into the wynd," said Oliver.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • There the man stopped and asked to be excused while he entered the wynd.

    The Ascent of the Soul Amory H. Bradford
  • But Robert was down the wynd like a long-legged grayhound, and Elshender could only follow like a fierce mastiff.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for wynd

wynd

/waɪnd/
noun
1.
(Scot) a narrow lane or alley
Word Origin
C15: from the stem of wind²
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