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Hurst

[hurst] /hɜrst/
noun
1.
Fannie, 1889–1968, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2.
a city in N Texas.
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British Dictionary definitions for f. hurst

hurst

/hɜːst/
noun (archaic)
1.
a wood
2.
a sandbank
Word Origin
Old English hyrst; related to Old High German hurst
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Word Origin and History for f. hurst

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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