Hurst

[hurst]
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Historical Examples of hurst

  • 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

hurst

noun archaic
  1. a wood
  2. a sandbank

Word Origin for hurst

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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