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[hee-thee] /ˈhi θi/
adjective, heathier, heathiest.
Origin of heathy
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English hethy. See heath, -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These were oval or circular rings slightly excavated in the heathy surface, on the drier parts of the common.

  • How, and for what productions, heathy Grounds may be improved?

  • It stood on the side of a heathy hill, which rose up steep behind it, and bending round sheltered it from the north.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • “I shall see from there,” he thought, and struck for it across a heathy clearing.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Their busy, idle day took them on; they were now in bare, heathy country with the breathing, winey air.

    Foes Mary Johnston
  • In the afternoon Mabel and he walked across a heathy common that sloped to the river mouth.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • I remember we passed a gypsy bivouac on our journey, with fires alight, on the edge of a great, heathy moor.

  • The coast here is a low range of heathy hills, with brilliant green bushes and marshy pools.

  • I was on some sort of a heathy common mottled over with dark clumps of furze-bushes.

    Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • At the end of half an hour of silent progress they came forth upon a broad patch of heathy open.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson

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