a rocky stretch of foreshore on which caught fish are laid out to dry.
a patch of grassland or meadow near a dwelling.
Historical Examples

Why, bawn, you are older by ten years than the child I used to know.
The Story of Bawn Katharine Tynan

Sho’s you bawn, he’s went a Injun-huntin’ wid my frien’ Cap’n Kenton.
Burl Morrison Heady

“Although I never touched him, bawn, I never touched him,” she kept on assuring me.
The Story of Bawn Katharine Tynan

But elsewhere there is none, not in the bawn, or in the towers, or anywhere else but just here.’
Tales of Our Coast S. R. Crockett

My missus is de bes’ woman in de wu’ld, and nebber didn’t do nuffin’ wrong in all her bawn days.
The Spy of the Rebellion Allan Pinkerton

“Nay, never was such a sight seen,” bawn took up the strain.
Love of Life Jack London

I was bawn in Orange County way back some time in de fifties.
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States Various

I’d give the full of the bawn of such fillies, if I had them, for this handsome princess.
More Celtic Fairy Tales Various

“Then I shall write to Mr. Dent himself,” said Mrs. bawn indignantly.
The Pastor’s Wife Elizabeth von Arnim

Dat wind dat blew trouble down de chimbley for Mis’ ‘Riah when she was bawn ‘gun to blow harder.
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 Work Projects Administration


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