Definitions of Ean

  1. To bring forth, as young; to yean.
  2. To bring forth. See Yean.

Usage examples for Ean

  1. They carry with them a conscience like the floor of an Augean stable, but they know how to walk thereon. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. He and Americans of his calibre would eventually perform the titanic task of cleansing these Augean stables, the muck and accumulated filth of which was sapping the health and vitality of the nation. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  3. Cure me, if you like, but first clean the Augean stable.... – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  4. The first is Swiftean, the second Tom- Crib- ean, the third Shandean. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  5. The real and serious difficulty, and one which at present seems insurmountable, is to secure cleanliness and safety in that Augean stable- the cook- house. – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne
  6. The black archway which admitted you might have served as the portal of the Augean stables, but you emerged presently upon a mouldy little court, of which the fourth side was formed by a narrow terrace, overhanging the Tiber. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  7. " I think we might have a drink," he said with a wry smile to Evans, who fetched the decanter from the store; the jackeroo was called from a stable which had become Augean during the week, and the three were still mildly tippling when the store- keeper came to his feet. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  8. Probably Hercules thought the Augean stables were spotless and fragrant when he had finished with them. – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  9. The Pasha shouted the last word, and then fell back in fits of laughter; while the terrified man fled to the hen- house, and drove its occupants frantic in his wild attempts to cleanse their Augean stable. – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. Should they be successful at the polls, the argument was made that Judge Boynton and some of his well meaning associates upon the ticket, despite their good intentions, would be powerless to cleanse the Augean stables because they would be prevented from so doing by forces within their own party. – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman
  11. We seem to have received it both in the Low German form ean and the High German form aun or on. – Surnames as a Science by Robert Ferguson
  12. Far and wide it was published; and the public was expected to believe that this was one more and drastic measure in the " campaign of the honorable men of finance to clean the Augean Stables of Wall Street." – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips