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[hurst] /hɜrst/
Fannie, 1889–1968, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
a city in N Texas. Unabridged
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  • I had a little fever at first, and Mr. Hurst was afraid of that; but it has quite subsided.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He came to his senses as they were bringing him home, and somebody ran for Hurst, the surgeon.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I say, Hurst, don't be such a ninny as to keep them about you!

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "The truth is, I don't know where to put them," ingenuously acknowledged Hurst.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Had Hurst ordered him to jump into the river he must have done it.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Hurst


noun (archaic)
a wood
a sandbank
Word Origin
Old English hyrst; related to Old High German hurst
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Word Origin and History for Hurst


"hillock" (especially a sandy one), also "grove, wooded eminence," from Old English hyrst, from Proto-Germanic *hurstiz (cf. Middle Dutch horst "underwood," German Horst "thicket, shrubbery"). Common in place names (cf. Amherst).

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