avens

Definitions

  • Avenant
    Avenant
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n avens any of various perennials of the genus Geum having usually pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers
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Princess and Avenant Princess and Avenant

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n avens ăv"ĕnz (Bot) A plant of the genus Geum, of the rose family, esp. Geum urbanum, or herb bennet. They may bear red, yellow, or white flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n avens The popular English name of species of plants of the genus Geum. The common or yellow avens, or herbbennet, is G. urbanum; the purple or water avens, G. rivale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Avens ā′vens popular name of two species of Geum—the herb bennet (once used to flavour ale) and the sub-alpine mountain-avens.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. avence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

We refer to his new readings as being from 'D'Avenant's version.
"The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]" by William Shakespeare
The warehouse had been erected on the site of the Duke's Theatre, which was built by D'Avenant in 1660.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
You've seen my ship, 'aven't you, lying to moorings?
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
An' now he'll lay fer a chanst to git aven.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
I 'AVEN'T SEEN YOU TO SPEAK TO FOR AGES.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 22, 1914" by Various
If you 'aven't got no uniform, your number's up for lead pills, an' don't you forget it.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
The Man-o'-War's 'er 'usband, an' 'e always keeps beside; But, oh, the little cargo-boats that 'aven't any man!
"The Seven Seas" by Rudyard Kipling
As I 'aven't, say wot you'll drink?
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Well, you 'aven't committed a murder.
"The Dust Flower" by Basil King
I've 'alf a mind to put up one for you to-night myself, blowed if I 'aven't.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
The home voyage of the Aven was fraught with all the dangers of the sea.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
D'Avenant was a man who had viewed human life in all its shapes, and had himself taken them.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
You might have observed yourself, sir, that I 'aven't got the knees I once 'ad.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mean to say I 'aven't kep' 'em safe for yer?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
I 'aven't got any father, no more'n you 'ave, so I can feel fur you.
"Rosemary in Search of a Father" by C. N. Williamson
And look 'ere, you've put this job up 'ansomely for me, 'aven't you?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He sees no distinction between Castle Avenal and Castle Zehden.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
Histoire de deux restaurations jusqu'a l'avenement de Louis-Philippe de jan., 1815, a oct., 1830.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Why, maid, and wife, and widder, 'aven't I known you these forty years?
"A Woman's Burden" by Fergus Hume
I'm wid ye for fwhativer yez want; aven to swallowin the snake whole.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

"Well, wotchadoinow?" sizzi,
Alludin' to 'is work.
"I aven gotakop," sezee,
"At presen'. Wot's your lurk?"
"The Lingothatweuze" by C J Dennis
I've lorst me former joy in gettin' shick,
Or 'eadin' browns; I 'aven't got the 'eart
To word a tom; an' square an' all, I'm sick
Of that cheap tart
'Oo chucks 'er carcis at a feller's 'head
An' mauls 'im… Ar! I wish't that I wus dead!…
"A Spring Song" by C J Dennis

In news:

THE tiny Breton village of Pont-Aven, now synonymous with the post-Impressionist school of French painting that formed around Paul Gauguin before he left for Tahiti, might have remained obscure if not for the tides.
Annaig, who conducts short guided tours for the town tourist office on the square, showed us how to walk to the Bois d'Amour on the banks of the Aven, where Serusier painted his "Talisman" under Gauguin's direction.
When the Giovannone brothers obtained a permit to demolish a Victorian house in Roxborough, it's unlikely they expected a phone campaign, hundreds of concerned citizens, and protests outside the Ridge Avene home.
Four men from Avenal were killed in a violent accident Monday morning on Interstate Five.
I read with great pleasure Craig R Whitney's recent article on Pont -Aven, "A Backwater That Inspired Art" (May 23).
Ramirez started boxing in a small gym in Avenal.
Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested the caretaker of a murdered Port Charlotte man found buried in a grave alongside his home at 161 Avens St. Back to Article.
Faulkner, Austin and Kori (Moore), Frankfort, a boy, Charles Aven, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at 1:24 am March 7, 2012.
Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man and the stabbing of two friends in Avenal early Sunday morning.
It sounds like a small thing to a free person, but merely getting a hat and the permission to wear it to protect his scalp from recurring skin cancer is an ongoing issue for Jon Andreas, who transferred to Avenal State Prison in March 2009.
Avenal State Prison, near Fresno, is first facility to make change.
Cellphones confiscated in Avenal State Prison.
At IMTS 2012, Aven Inc offers its auto-focus Mighty Scope .
Aven's auto-focus Mighty Scope is equipped with a 2-megapixel CMOS sensor, four bright-white intensity controllable LED lights and three focusing options.
H aven't heard enough Quicksilver Messenger Service lately.
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In science:

We hope to explore this aven ue in a future paper.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
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