in this sense.
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A Brief History of the Letter H
Though it’s a high-value letter in Scrabble and Words with Friends, H is a relatively common letter. Statistically speaking, it is the eighth most commonly used letter in the English language. That’s because H is usually paired with other consonants like wh, ch, sh, and gh. H is found in the most common two-letter pair (th) and in the most common three-letter combination (the). (The letter …
Origin of h.s.1
From the Latin word hōc sensū
(in prescriptions) at bedtime.
Origin of h.s.2
From the Latin word hōrā somnī at the hour of sleep
British. Home Secretary.
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