1) A common dialect spelling of drown.

1670 found ... a tinker in a ditch, and a woman pulling him out, which woman exprest these wordes, that it was a good deed to suffer the man to drownd himselfe, for he had like to have killed her yesterday, Whitgift

1686 Tho. Rickaby for his dunghill & ditch at his back yates, complainte made a childe had like to have been drownded in it, Bridlington.

dates 1670 1686

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