In a stound
Stound Stound, n. [AS. stund; akin to D. stond, G. stunde, Icel. stund.] 1. Hour; time; season. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. A brief space of time; a moment. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{In a stound}, suddenly. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Stound — Stound, n. [AS. stund; akin to D. stond, G. stunde, Icel. stund.] 1. Hour; time; season. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A brief space of time; a moment. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {In a stound}, suddenly. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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