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Hain, Hane, v. Also: hayne, hen. [e.m.E. hayne (1573), haine, ON. hegna, to protect, defend, Norw. hegna, Sw. hägna, Dan. hegne, to fence, enclose. Still common in Sc. and Eng. dialects.]

1. tr. To fence in, enclose; to protect in this way. The sade Alexander sal … hayn our wuddis, and kepe tham to profit; 1473 Reg. Cupar A. I. 170.
The brume alane beand sufficiandly hanyt and kepit to the profit of the Abbay; Ib. 180.
The wod of Falkland … to be parkit, hanit, keipit of new for policie thairof; 1555 Acts II. 497/1.
[That] the commoun lynx … be hanit and keipit on-eiteng be horss, scheip, or uther bestiall; 1589 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 64.
The grass … to be kepit and hanit quhill the saidis conventionis; 1595 Ib. 118.
To the effect it [the forest] may of new be parkeit, hayneid, and plenisched with deire and raes; c 1605 Elphinstone Chart. 146.
As for the ash and oak, cut them when needed, and hen the stocks therof by a … dyk; 1695 Misc. Hist. Soc. I. 487.

2. To spare, save, refrain from using or spending; to keep back. Also const. with infin. Quhen he ane hal ȝear wes hanyt, and him behuffit rage; Dunb. iii. 386.
Let ane ȝoung man … Hane not his speich, bot speik furth & spair nocht; Rolland Seven S. 8883.
I haue not hanit to hant … The companie of ȝone fair ladie; Ib. 8945.
And ȝe wer in thair hands, thai wald not hane ȝow; 1572 Sat. P. xxx. 140.
In Seytoun he remaned Quhair wyne and aill was nothing hayned; 1583 Ib. xlv. 390.
Show Mr Patrik my man that I am sorie he has beene so long hained from court; 1590 Calderwood V. 83.
The stuffe [sc. cloth], my hart, ȝe neid not haine; Philotus xxix.

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