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(Wand"y) a. Long and flexible, like a wand. [Prov. Eng.] Brockett.
(Wane) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Waning.] [OE. wanien, AS. wanian, wonian,
from wan, won, deficient, wanting; akin to D. wan-, G. wahnsinn, insanity, OHG. wan, wana-, lacking,
wann to lessen, Icel. vanr lacking, Goth. vans; cf. Gr. bereaved, Skr. na wanting, inferior. . Cf. Want
lack, and Wanton.]
1. To be diminished; to decrease; contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part
of the moon.
Like the moon, aye wax ye and wane.Addison.
Waning moons their settled periods keep.
2. To decline; to fail; to sink.
You saw but sorrow in its waning form.Dryden.
Land and trade ever will wax and wane together.Sir J. Child.
(Wane), v. t. To cause to decrease. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
1. The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.
2. Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.
An age in which the church is in its wane.South.
Though the year be on the wane.Keble.
3. An inequality in a board. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Wan"ey) n. A sharp or uneven edge on a board that is cut from a log not perfectly squared, or
that is made in the process of squaring. See Wany, a.
(Wang) n. [OE. wange, AS. wange, wonge, cheek, jaw; akin to D. wang, OS. & OHG. wanga,
1. The jaw, jawbone, or cheek bone. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
So work aye the wangs in his head.Chaucer.
2. A slap; a blow. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Wang tooth, a cheek tooth; a molar. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Wang) n. See Whang. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Wan"gan) n. [American Indian.] A boat for conveying provisions, tools, etc.; so called by
Maine lumbermen. [Written also wangun.] Bartlett.
(Wang"er) n. [AS. wangere. See 1st Wang.] A pillow for the cheek; a pillow. [Obs. & R.]
His bright helm was his wanger.Chaucer.