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1) § 7. ain t. 1. Grammar. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...Ain t is a word that ain t had it easy. It first appeared in English in 1778, evolving from an earlier form an t, which arose almost a century earlier as a contraction...

2) ain't. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Used also as a contraction for are not, is not, has not, and have not. Ain't has a long history of controversy. It first appeared in 1778, evolving from an earlier...

3) ain't, amn't, an't, a'n't, aren't. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Standard way of negating I am and I m, although the expression often seems uncomfortably stiff and formal in Conversational use. Long a shibboleth for twentieth-century...

4) My Ain Wife by Alexander Laing. Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. 1895. A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895
...Nor hear her word on ane. She s gude wi a the neebours roun , An aye gude wi me— I wadna gi e my ain wife 15 For ony wife I see. An O her looks sae kindlie, They...

5) Ain, in the Bible. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ain, in the Bible, (a“in) (KEY) , in the Bible. 1 Town, N Palestine. 2 See En-rimmon....

6) Ain, department, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ain, department, France, (aN) (KEY) , department (1990 pop. 477,400), E central France, in Burgundy, bordering on Switzerland. Bourg-en-Bresse is the capital....

7) ain. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Scots Own....

8) It ain't a fit night out for man or beast. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...The night is terribly cold and stormy. This line was used several times by the comedian W. C. Fields in the film The Fatal Glass of Beer. 1...

9) 536. Song-This is no my ain lassie. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...Kind love is in her e re. I SEE a form, I see a face, 5 Ye weel may wi the fairest place; It wants, to me, the witching grace, The kind love that s in her e e. This...

10) Ow'ain (Sir). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The Irish knight who passed through St. Patrick s purgatory by way of penance. (Henry of Saltrey: The Descent of Owain.) 1...

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