Roon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & n Roon Vermilion red; red. "Her face was like the lily roon ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • roon An obsolete form of roan.
    • n roon A border; edge; selvage.
    • n roon [Roon in this passage is usually explained as ‘vermilion,’ apparently after Halliwell, who defines the Middle English roone, properly ‘roan,’ in one passage as ‘vermilion.’]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Roon rōōn (Scot.) a rim or border.
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Usage

In literature:

Roon Ling (my sister) can choose what she likes to do.
"Two Years in the Forbidden City" by The Princess Der Ling
Pit yer erms roon the lassie.
"Ballads of a Bohemian" by Robert W. Service
Van Roon tendered a box of cigars and clapped his hands, whereupon the mulatto entered.
"The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer
One of the troopers was a well set up, affable, cool young man, who called himself O'Roon.
"The Trimmed Lamp" by O. Henry
Wud I roon from a cobry?
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
They were commanded by the Crown Prince, Prince Frederick Charles, Von Moltke, Von Roon and General Bittenfeld.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
Van Roon tendered a box of cigars and clapped his hands, whereupon the mulatto entered.
"The Devil Doctor" by Sax Rohmer
She make 'im roon and roon all ze day!
"Happy Pollyooly" by Edgar Jepson
They're all happed up warm in their roons, ready to come out as soon as the watter goos down.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
I roon avay, or I vas lock up.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
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In poetry:

"We’ll all be rooned," said Hanrahan
In accents most forlorn
Outside the church ere Mass began
One frosty Sunday morn.
"Said Hanrahan" by John O Brien
And every creek a banker ran,
And dams filled overtop;
"We’ll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
"If this rain doesn’t stop."
"Said Hanrahan" by John O Brien
And so around the chorus ran
"It’s keepin’ dry, no doubt."
"We’ll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
"Before the year is out.
"Said Hanrahan" by John O Brien
"If rain don’t come this month," said Dan,
And cleared his throat to speak –
"We’ll all be rooned," said Hanrahan, "
If rain don’t come this week."
"Said Hanrahan" by John O Brien
'O Listen! listen and I'll tell ye
How this fair maid's play'd her part :--
First she vow'd and promis'd to me,
Now she strives to break my heart!' Eirin O! Mally Aiken,
Eirin O s'dhu me roon.
"Mally Aiken, An Old Song Revived" by Hector MacNeill
A blimed wet blankit at our little feast.
Thet's wot 'e wuz. 'E jes sat there an' stared
Straight out afore 'im. Wouldn't take the least
Account o' wot we did. 'E'd never cared
If we wuz rooned wif buyin' fish an' froot.
'E wouldn't play the flute.
"The Disagreeable Musician" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Enchanted Tiki Roon – The Offical Disneyland Record.
Students said they observed a moment of silence at an assembly Tuesday morning at the school's Roone Arledge Auditorium.
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