By the laws of St. Edward the Confessor, if any man lay a third night in an inn, he was called a “third-night-awn-hinde,” and his host was answerable for him if he committed any offense. The first night, forman-night, or uncouth, (unknown,) he was reckoned a stranger; the second night, twa-niglit, a guest; and the third night, an awu-hinde, a domestic. Bract. 1. 3.

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