Vocabulary: haint blue


Title: Keeper
Author: Kathi Appelt
Sentence: The haint blue house. Painted that way by its current resident, Signe. "to keep the ghosts at bay," she had joked.
Page: 189

Word: haint
Definition:
  • noun: ghost
  • verb: variant of haunt
   Source: AllWords.com

Haint Blue – Legend has it that spirits cannot travel over bodies of water and this color mimicked the color of water thereby tricking haints from crossing into the house. Not only porches were painted for protection, but shutters, doors, window trims as well as whole houses too for the particularly supernaturally paranoid.
- Source: Haint Blue–Supernatural protection in one coat latex or oil enamel!

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