Definitions starting with D

ID #4340

drain

/dreyn/; drean, dreen /driyn/ [W Car., Gul. idem ADD; cf. Brit. dial. dreen to drip EDD; OED drain let fall in drops strained out obs. 1593 "To draine upon his face an ocean of salt teares"] v.t. to shed (a tear). (Black)

—v.i. (of liquids) to run; to drip or dribble: 1918 De ol' debil had his beaver (hat) full of sugar peas, an' de water drain down his face (Parsons 46). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-02-15 03:22
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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