[Sca-cooks] carts & wains

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Thu Jun 4 22:07:11 PDT 2009

On the subject of wain as chariot, the OED provides, "poet, a car or 
chariot.  Chiefly fig. or mythological use.  In ME, often applied to the 
Four Gospels, symbolized as a four horse chariot."  200 HP engines need not 

The OED also shows that wain was applied to some two wheeled vehicles in 
local usage.  The earliest reference to this kind of usage is 1534.  Wain 
defined as a heavy four wheeled heavy wagon dates to at least the 8th 


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