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haint

 (hānt)
n. Chiefly Southern US
Variant of haunt..
References in classic literature ?
But avast, he added, tapping his forehead, you haint no objections to sharing a harpooneer's blanket, have ye?
A chawn gwrdd ag Owi sy'n haemoffiliag ac yn poeni am haint ar ei frest.
They use the term "Alabama ghost music" - a haint is a spectre/ghost - to describe what the instrument-swapping members produce, delving into some lost traditions to excavate old songs which are begging for revitalisation.
Supposedly, haint blue so closely resembles the sky that it confuses wasps, and they look elsewhere for nest sites.
He is as emotional as ever, a characteristic that Chloe connects with his tangibility, his reality: "Don't seem like a haint or a dream would be fainting and crying much as you do" (336).
This "adopted" mother tongue displaces--without erasing--the mother whose desperate voice, and searching cries, echo down the corridors of history, haunting the daughter like a haint insisting that she never forget: "Hold we to the centre of remembrance / that forgets the never that severs / word from source.
Persistent, the haint ensues, following them all day long, as a protective father is wont to do, yet scaring them in opposite directions.
Snopes calls "a bawn fool," saying, "I haint no patience with a fool.
He rubbed The Dime like a sacred relic and prayed unto Mary and Jesus and a mixed assortment of their saintly pals until at last a haint came right through his closet door, just as Irmella had warned, and stood at the foot of his bed.
Consider Chappell's observation in his poem "The Gentrifiers Are in Pursuit": "now come the real estaters / and their minion politicos and / it is no more Haint Holler / no more Hellfire Creek but Sweetwater Brook / in Castle Glen yonder in 'Sunny' Harbison" (15).
I say she ought to be taken to the World's Fair, as a match fur Tom Thumb; only she haint so nimble on foot, for she's kinder lame" (17, 80, 36).
Down-N-Dirty also makes calls and their Haint ($50) gobble call promises to change the way we turkey hunt.