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Thread #117836   Message #4021402
Posted By: GUEST,Andy Behrens
27-Nov-19 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins/Info: Tail Toddle
Subject: RE: Origins/Info: Tail Toddle
"But and ben" means "out and in". But means outer, and bin means inner or inwards (as in German "binnen").

A but an' ben is a two room cottage with a front (outer) room (the kitchen/bedroom) and a more private back (inner) room.