gainest-way

 the nearest way. N.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • gain — I Cleveland Dialect List direct; near at hand: we ll gan the gainest way , it s gay and gain for t market II North Country (Newcastle) Words a Northumbrian expression...attached to other words to express a degree of comparison: gain quiet… …   English dialects glossary

  • gain — 1. adjective /ɡeɪn/ a) Easy; tolerable; handy, dexterous. the gainest way b) Honest; respectable; moderate; cheap. 2 …   Wiktionary


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