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Might keen be a noun?
A curious bunch are searching some other people, and when arrives at a certain place of a street, the sentence says:
The keen lessened in the shadow of the Hunting Garden wall.
Is keen a group, a bunch?
Sorry, Anglika is right "keen" is a noun in the sense of an Irish lament.
If the writer means keen as a noun above then "the keen (the sound) lessened (got quieter) in the shadow......." However, this doesn't make much sense as a sound would not become quieter just because you are standing in the shadows!
Certainly, it is a wintry windy night. Maybe the sentence is referring to the lament of the bunch because of the cold which lessens at the shelter of the wall. Could it make sense?
Or even simply keen as "howling or whining wind"?
See my previous last post too, please.
Any help please.