hain

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hain

(heɪn)
vb (tr)
to save, leave off, or forbear
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"Why, Mars Tom, I hain't got no coat o' arm; I hain't got nuffn but dish yer ole shirt, en you knows I got to keep de journal on dat."
"Well," I says, "Jim's right, anyway, when he says he ain't got no coat of arms, because he hain't."
He'd LET me shove his head in my mouf -- fer a favor, hain't it?
A prisoner's GOT to have some kind of a dumb pet, and if a rattlesnake hain't ever been tried, why, there's more glory to be gained in your being the first to ever try it than any other way you could ever think of to save your life."
No, sah, gimme g'yarter-snakes, 'f I's got to have 'm, but doan' gimme no rats; I hain' got no use f'r um, skasely."
Leading anti-apartheid activist Adelaine Hain has worked for the Neath MP at the Commons since 1991, earning pounds 5,400 from Mr Hain's expenses last year.
Material culture, and the society that produces it, motivated Hains's early work as well.
Now, at seventy-five, Hains has finally agreed to set down, at least for the moment, the trademark suitcases in which he keeps all his documentation and take stock of his work, through the intermediary of an exhibition that spans from the mid-century fluted-lens images to such recent series as "Strasbourg-Beaubourg," 1999-2000, and "Serra-Serralves," 1999, photographs that make visual and linguistic associations between, for example, a Richard Serra sculpture in Bilbao and the Fundacao de Serralves in Porto.
Clearly angry, Mr Hain went out to argue with the demonstrators who are now actively targeting the 339 MPs who voted to support a ban on hunting with hounds.
So what did Hains, Villegle, Hantai, and Barre have in common?