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Dead Heart

noun
1.
(Austral) the Dead Heart, the remote interior of Australia
Word Origin
C20: from the title The Dead Heart of Australia (1906) by J. W. Gregory (1864–1932), British geologist
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  • It was the face of Eric, and his head rested upon the dead heart of Skallagrim.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • But he was convinced that in taking Marynia he was not taking a dead heart.

    Children of the Soil Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • You did not know that I took this Cross from her dead heart!

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
  • The thought darted to her that it was the sound of her own dead heart awaking.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • Have you ever been present at a performance of The dead heart?

  • There was one more thought at the dead heart, one doubting and perplexing query.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • For a secret tendril of love still clung and quivered about the dead heart.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • To her it flew, on her breast it settled, clinging to that emerald which was dragged from the dead heart of Menkau-ra.

    Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
  • Better a cross-roads and a stake through a dead heart than a hangmans hands upon a live one.

    By order of the company Mary Johnston
  • Between a feeble inclination and a feeble disinclination her dead heart had drifted to and fro.

    White Lies Charles Reade

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