f. hurst

Hurst

[hurst]
noun
1.
Fannie, 1889–1968, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
2.
a city in N Texas.
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hurst (hɜːst)
 
n
1.  a wood
2.  a sandbank
 
[Old English hyrst; related to Old High German hurst]

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hurst
"hillock" (especially a sandy one), also "grove, wooded eminence," from O.E. hyrst, from P.Gmc. *khurstiz (cf. M.Du. horst "underwood," Ger. Horst "thicket, shrubbery"). Common in place names (cf. Amherst).
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