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 for Wain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wain \Wain\, n. [OE. wain, AS. w[ae]gn; akin to D. & G. wagen,
     OHG. wagan, Icel. & Sw. vagn, Dan. vogn, and E. way. ????.
     See Way, Weigh, and cf. Wagon.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods,
        produce, etc.; a wagon.
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              The wardens see nothing but a wain of hay.
                                                    --Jeffrey.
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              Driving in ponderous wains their household goods to
              the seashore.                         --Longfellow.
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     2. A chariot. [Obs.]
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     The Wain. (Astron.) See Charles's Wain, in the
        Vocabulary.
  
     Wain rope, a cart rope. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Wain
      n 1: English writer (1925-1994) [syn: Wain, John Wain, John
           Barrington Wain]
      2: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
         [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain,
         Wain, Wagon]
      3: large open farm wagon

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