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aroint


aroint


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aroint  \A*roint"\  ([.a]*roint"),  interj.  [Cf.  Prov.  E.  rynt, 
  rynt  thee,  roynt  or  runt,  terms  used  by  milkmaids  to  a  cow 
  that  has  been  milked,  in  order  to  drive  her  away  to  make 
  room  for  others  AS  r[=y]man  to  make  room  or  way  fr  r[=u]m 
  room  The  final  t  is  perh.  for  ta  for  thou.  Cf  {Room} 
  space.] 
  Stand  off  or  begone.  [Obs.] 
 
  Aroint  thee,  witch,  the  rump-fed  ronyon  cries.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aroint  \A*roint"\,  v.  t. 
  To  drive  or  scare  off  by  some  exclamation.  [R.]  ``Whiskered 
  cats  arointed  flee.''  --Mrs.  Browning.