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sturt

[sturt]
noun Scot.
  1. violent quarreling.
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Origin of sturt

1325–75; Middle English; metathetic variant of strut1
Related formssturt·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sturt

Historical Examples

  • There was the name of Sturt that came first in the list of our old explorers.

    Explorations in Australia

    John Forrest

  • By 6th January the boat was ready and Sturt started on his memorable voyage.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

  • I was appointed clerk and treasurer, in the place of Mr. Sturt.

  • Captain Sturt, the great explorer, gives us a sample of the heat.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • They had to work hard at their oars, Sturt taking his turn like the rest.


British Dictionary definitions for sturt

Sturt

noun
  1. Charles. 1795–1869, English explorer, who led three expeditions (1828–29; 1829; 1844–45) into the Australian interior, discovering the Darling River (1828)
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