Definitions of Ean

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

Usage examples for Ean

  1. 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
  2. Cure me, if you like, but first clean the Augean stable.... – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  3. 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
  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 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
  6. 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
  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