- wail like a banshee,
- wainscot chair,
Origin of wain
Examples from the Web for wains
Already the wains stood there, the teams of sleepy oxen tossing their long horns in the glare of torches.
"Make ready all the horses and yoke the oxen to the wains," she said in a clear voice that would not tremble.
On land, they entrenched themselves as in a camp, surrounding themselves with their wains.The Legend of Ulenspiegel|Charles de Coster
They bade the game which Siegfried's hand had slain, be carried home on wains.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
In the train of wains laden with supplies a man lay on top of the goods.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
Word Origin for wain
Old English wægn "wheeled vehicle," from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz (see wagon). Largely fallen from use by c.1600, but kept alive by poets, who found it easier to rhyme on than wagon. As a name for the Big Dipper/Plough, it is from Old English (see Charles's Wain).