an area of sandy heathland in N Germany and adjacent areas

Word Origin for geest

C19: Low German Geest dry soil
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Examples from the Web for geest

Historical Examples of geest

  • He took the Geest gun from his pocket, hefted it in his hand.

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    James H. Schmitz

  • There are a hundred more likely ways in which a Geest gun could have got to Roye.

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    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.

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    James H. Schmitz