Harnt vs Haint - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between harnt and haint
is that harnt
is (us|dialect) while haint
is (us|dialectal) ghost.
As a verb haint is
As a contraction haint is
* 1988 , Randy Russell, Janet Barnett, Dead Dan's Shadow on the Wall'', in ''Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of Western North Carolina ,
* 2003 , Winson Hudson, Derrick Bell, Constance Curry, Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter ,
- Looking from juror to juror and seeking out the smug faces of the witnesses who'd testified against him, he repeated his threat. "Those who say I kilt anybody are liars," he proclaimed. "And each of you will be hainted every day for the rest of your life. Then the devil will have ye."
* 2003 , W. Bruce Wingo, There Grows a Crooked Tree ,
- After he killed him, Ed came back and he didn't have no head and he hainted [haunted] Ole Master until he died himself — getting in his way all the time — Ole Ed would be right there with him.
- “I just don't think it happened that way,” he argued. “Otherwise, the ghost wouldn't still be hainting the tree.”
(US, dialectal) Ghost.
* 2005', "The Four-Legged '''Haint " by Eulie Rowan, in ''The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs , Simon and Schuster,
* 2009 , Mary Monroe, God Still Don't Like Ugly'',
- It didn't take long for word to spread that there was a "haint'" in the graveyard. A ' haint is what the old-timers called a ghost.
page 211 ,
- My dead grandpa's haint floated above my bed one night when I was a young'un and scared me so bad I busted the bedroom door down tryin' to get out that room so fast.