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wynd

[wahynd]
noun Chiefly Scot.
  1. a narrow street or alley.
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Origin of wynd

1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) wynde, Old English gewind winding path. See wind2
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Examples from the Web for wynd

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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

noun
  1. Scot a narrow lane or alley
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Word Origin

C15: from the stem of wind ²
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