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an area of sandy heathland in N Germany and adjacent areas
Word Origin
C19: Low German Geest dry soil
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  • He took the geest gun from his pocket, hefted it in his hand.

    Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz
  • There are a hundred more likely ways in which a geest gun could have got to Roye.

    Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz
  • The view that the word was suggested by the Dutch geest, spirit, is consequently erroneous.

  • A Danish author has worked out the facts in certain localities (geest).

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • And probably only she and you and I know there's a geest gun among the things—William's cronies all passed away before he did.

    Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz
  • Phil shrugged, turned towards the cliff edge, drew his arm back and hurled the geest gun far up and out above the sea.

    Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz
  • The slight elevations of sandy "geest" or detrital spurs were limited in area and in time outgrown.

    Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple
  • Phil let the geest gun drop into his hand, replaced it on the wall, turned the third knob.

    Watch the Sky James H. Schmitz

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