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  1. Alan Garner:

    In my childhood in the early to mid 1940s in rural working class Cheshire, ‘shent’ meant ‘exhausted’.

    The term was in general use, and still is, though rare, but was the standard school playground word of the time.

  2. Paula Young:

    Our family used the phrase ‘having no bant’ to describe something worn out. Over-washed shirt would have ‘lost its bant’.

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